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Texas Prison Temperatures

A federal court in Texas sanctioned the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and its executive director for violating a $4.5 million settlement agreement in which they agreed to fix faulty air conditioning in housing that exceeded 88 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. 

HOUSTON – A federal court in Texas sanctioned the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and its executive director for violating a $4.5 million settlement agreement in which they agreed to fix faulty air conditioning in housing that exceeded 88 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. 

The court ruled that the class counsel may take up to five depositions of department officials and pay for plaintiffs’ attorney fees.

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