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Posted October 12. 2017 8:31AM

'Cooking Them to Death': - The lethal toll of hot prisons

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A prison cell at Concord State Prison. 

Although there are no national figures on how many prisoners die of heat illness, horror stories emerge every summer: inmates screaming “Help us!” out of the windows of a St. Louis jail; New Hampshire men flooding their scorching cells to cool them down; Arizona prisoners whose shoes melt in the sun.