Climate and Punishment

Smoke-filled cells. Triple-digit temperatures. Chest-deep water. People behind bars can’t flee when climate disasters strike. The Intercept mapped climate risks for 6,500 detention facilities throughout the U.S. In some already miserable places, the suffering is set to intensify.

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    An incarcerated person is handcuffed at the Coffield Unit, a state prison in Anderson County, Texas, on June, 2000.

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