Texas Inmates Granted Class Certification In Suit Alleging Heat Exposure

Mealey's (January 26, 2016, 1:11 PM EST) -- HOUSTON — A Texas federal judge on Jan. 22 certified a class of Texas inmates who allege that their unit, operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), is denied any climate control during the summer months and is exposed to extreme heat conditions (Keith Cole, et al. v. Brad Livingston, et al., No. 14-1698, S.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7509).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #43-160205-003Z.)

Seven inmates of the Wallace Pack Unit, a medical and geriatric prison operated by TDCJ, allege in...
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