WA Government confirms air conditioning to be installed at Roebourne Prison

The WA government has confirmed air conditioning will be installed in every cell at Roebourne Prison, following years of pressure from lawyers and activists over dangerous conditions at the jail. Key…

Fred Chaney says racist attitudes to blame for lack of air conditioning at Roebourne prison

One of Australia’s leading Indigenous affairs advocates says a racist society is to blame for a lack of air conditioning at Western Australia’s hottest jail. Key points: Temperatures inside the…

Pilbara pound to get full air conditioning before Roebourne Prison

Human rights advocates say it is outrageous that stray animals in the Pilbara will have air conditioning by the end of the summer but prisoners in Western Australia’s hottest jail will…

No decision about air conditioning at Roebourne Prison, as another summer of heatwaves looms

Leading advocates say it is only a matter of time before someone dies inside Western Australia’s hottest jail, as the state government continues to rule out installing air conditioning. Key points:…

Prison air conditioning is coming too slowly for those who need it most

“We are basically sitting in an oven, slow-cooking,” said Demetrius Cotchery, who is incarcerated in Alabama’s Childersburg Community Work Center, a prison that lacks air conditioning despite outdoor temperatures that…

Fulton prison could soon get full air conditioning

With summer quickly coming to a close, the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center could receive full air conditioning. Eighteen prisons are located in Missouri: seven of these are fully air-conditioned,…

After 121 Scalding Mississippi Summers, Parchman Prison Getting Air Conditioning

By Mina Corpuz Mississippi Today Editor’s note: This story contains references to suicide. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255…

Skilled Trades for You Hosting Media Day: Former Gang Members and Prison Inmates to Receive HVAC Licenses

Small institute offers 10 week course in heating and air conditioning to former gang members and prison inmates. Upon completion, students receive HVAC lincense LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 22,…

Thousands of NC prison beds remain without air conditioning—despite millions in state funding :: WRAL.com

By Travis Fain, WRAL state government reporter Last fall, the North Carolina General Assembly approved $30 million to address a long-standing issue in the state prison system: The lack of…

Louisiana prison officials push for air conditioning after fighting lawsuit

The head of Louisiana’s prison system is pushing state lawmakers for funding to install air conditioning at its facilities statewide to make it easier to retain correctional officers. None of…