The Debate Over Heat in State Prisons Has Raged for Years. Now Texas Is Paying the Price

Texas has an ugly problem that’s not going to get better by ignoring it. But as the long battle over installing air conditioning in state prisons shows, the state Legislature often chooses to spend millions of dollars fighting lawsuits in court instead of fixing the problem when it first comes knocking.Our Legislature needs to resolve statewide problems like this and stop deferring to the courts as its standard reaction to complicated issues. In most cases, all that does is make bad problems worse.  Continue reading...

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