Prisoners across the U.S. have been holding hunger and labor strikes since last year, with tens of thousands of inmates protesting abuse and poor conditions. But news reports on the strikes have been few and far between, leaving prisoners’ requests for humane treatment in the dark.
Texas Prison Objects To Ruling That It Must Provide Arsenic-Free Water To Prisoners Amidst Deadly Heat
The judge sharply criticized the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and prison officials for failing to maintain ‘contemporary standards of decency’ in the unit.
AUSTIN, Texas --- As summer sun sends temperatures soaring across much of the country, a federal judge has ordered the Lone Star State to stop giving poisonous drinking water to some of its most vulnerable prisoners. On June 21, U.S. District Judge