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What summer heat waves mean for prisons

What summer heat waves mean for prisons

Update: 2024-06-05
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Triple-digit heat waves are spreading across the Southwest, and many incarcerated people have to endure the extreme weather without air conditioning. We’ll get into why state legislatures have been slow to address the problem and why it’ll only get worse as temperatures rise. Plus, we’ll get into New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s last minute switch-up on congestion pricing. And, the story of a TikTok influencer treating day laborers to days off at Disneyland is making us smile.


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What summer heat waves mean for prisons

What summer heat waves mean for prisons

Marketplace / Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams