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Appeals court says no A/C needed on La. death row

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 08 2015 Jul 8, 2015 July 08, 2015 2:41 PM July 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ANGOLA - A federal appeals court said the state prison here does not need to air-condition cells on Death Row, although the state penitentiary needs to provide some relief from the heat for three inmates.

The three inmates have high blood pressure and other illnesses, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The three people, who are convicted killers, filed suit over the heat.

The appeals court agreed the heat posed a health threat to them, and therefore violated their constitutional rights. But, added, the situation could be fixed without adding air conditioning.

Instead, the three inmates could be given more access to air conditioned areas and given ice and fans.
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