21st Century Texas: US District Judge threatens to lock up Texas prison administrator for violating his federal court order… to keep Texas prison temps below 85 degrees.

Visibly frustrated with the Texas prison system for violating his court order to place some inmates in air conditioning, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison threatened Friday to lock up prison officials in the same stifling temperatures.“It seems the most obvious sanction is pretty straightforward,” he said in an emergency hearing in his Houston courtroom. “We ought to have prison officials in prison at the same temperature.”The hearing was the latest development in a five-year lawsuit over the heat in one of 75 Texas prison units that do not have air conditioning in inmate housing areas.

Source: “The stakes could not be higher”: Judge threatens to lock up Texas prison officials over air conditioning violation – News – Herald Democrat – Sherman, TX