#StopTheHeat – End Abusive Conditions in Prisons

Nation Inside is hearing reports from prisoners and families across the country about abusive heat conditions. It’s an issue of life and death as summer rolls in and climate disruption brings triple digit temperatures. Hundreds of prisons, jails, and detention centers are already sweltering. Where facilities fail to take appropriate measures to cool inmates, there will be illness, needless suffering and death.

Exposing those inside our nation’s prisons to lethal temperatures is wrong. What’s more, it’s unconstitutional—amounting to a form of cruel and unusual punishment—and a violation of basic human rights. Help those inside by joining the national “Stop the Heat” campaign.

Press Coverage

Houston Chronicle, July 25, 2018

U.S. News, July 18, 2018

Prison Legal News, June 29, 2018

Kevin "Rashid" Johnson, January 12, 2018

The Marshall Project, October 11, 2017

Houston Press, September 19, 2017

Mother Jones, August 14, 2017

Earth Island Journal, August 8, 2017

PBS, July 22, 2017

Riverfront Times, August 7, 2017

Fox 2 Now, St. Louis, July 19, 2017

TIME, July 21, 2016

WFAA Marketing,

Dallas Morning News, June 29, 2016

The Advocate, July 23, 2016

The Washington Post, July 19, 2016

The Advocate, July 17, 2016

Phoenix New Times, September 1, 2010