U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson To Decide If Louisiana Death-Row Inmates Need Air Conditioning
It's summertime in Louisiana. We all know that brings along sweltering heat and higher electricity bills. If U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has his way, Angola prison's power bills will be increasing as well.
Louisiana prison officials contend that ice, fans and cold showers are all that's needed to protect death-row inmates from the summer heat and humidity. Judge Jackson has already ruled it unconstitutional to keep inmates where the heat index exceeds 88 degrees.
The air conditioning system will reportedly cost about $1 million, and Judge Jackson says the state has already spent that much fighting the issue in court.
The next hearing on this will happen June 15th.
What do you think? Should Angola install an air conditioning system for death row inmates?