The Appeal: Needed in Jails in a Heat Emergency: Air Conditioning and Oversight

Vaidya Gullapalli
July 22, 2019

Over the weekend, much of the United States experienced a heat wave. In The Atlantic last week, Robinson Meyer described what was coming as “a vast blanket of oppressive heat [that] will smother the eastern two-thirds of the United States, subjecting tens of millions of people to searingly hot days and forbidding, unrelenting nights.” The “inescapable humidity will meet broiling air to produce heat indexes in excess of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.”