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Heat wave intensifies crisis in overcrowded Philippine jails

Heat wave intensifies crisis in overcrowded Philippine jails

A severe heat wave in the Philippines has exacerbated dire conditions in the country's already overcrowded detention facilities, causing a surge in heat-related illnesses among inmates.

Regine Cabato reports for The Washington Post.

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Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Advocates seek judicial intervention to manage life-threatening heat in Texas prisons this summer.

Pooja Salhotra and William Melhado report for The Texas Tribune.

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Rising temperatures threaten inmates in US prisons

Rising temperatures threaten inmates in US prisons

In a comprehensive study, rising temperatures pose a significant threat to the health of prisoners in the U.S., especially in Texas and Florida.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa
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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.
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