Air Conditioning in Prisons

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Prisoners in the southern states are literally suffocating from the heat. Few prisons are air-conditioned and temperatures inside can exceed 100 degrees for several weeks. 

In my home state of Oklahoma, I understand the policy to be if the temperature of a state-run facility reaches 85 degrees or more, portable air conditioning units and extra fans should be brought in to remedy the situation and possibly prevent death or injury due to heat stroke. Currently, inmates do not have fans unless they can afford to buy them, and even then they are not always available. Suffocating to death is a cruel and unusual punishment, and that is what is happening in our prisons.