"A deadly heat wave continues across the Southwest, and an often forgotten group of people affected are prisoners.
Many inmates struggle to stay cool in aging facilities, including in Texas — where some 100,000 prisoners live in large facilities that lack air conditioning.
One inmate told TPR the best way to describe what it’s like to be in a Texas prison cell without air conditioning is to think of a cookout on a hot day.
“It’s like you’re standing over a grill all day,” he said.
TPR is not using his name because Texas prison rules bar him from giving phone interviews. He also worried about retribution from administrators."