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Heat in U.S. Prisons and Jails

Holt, Daniel W. E.

This white paper addresses three important but largely neglected questions: • How will increased temperatures and heat waves caused by climate change affect prisons, jails, and their staff and inmate populations? • What can correctional departments do to prepare for greater heat and minimize the dangers it poses? • What are the legal implications of excessive heat in prisons and jails?

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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
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April 26, 2016