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Rising temperatures can kill Texas prisoners. Corrections ignored that, says federal judge

July 30, 2017

A federal judge in Houston ordered a geriatric prison in Texas to help inmates overcome extreme heat and rising summer temperatures, referencing climate change in a groundbreaking ruling this week. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison deemed it cruel and unusual that state corrections are aware of dangerous and lethal heat risks – at least 23 men in Texas prisons have died from the heat in the last 20 years – yet have failed to impose safeguards.

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Making change real

February 7, 2009

Black America is engaged in the struggle to end AIDS like never before. That commitment, together with support from the Obama administration, could create real, lasting change in the course of this epidemic.

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