Cruel and Unusual Punishment? 110+ Degree Heat Indexes and No A/C in Virginia Prisons

Blue Virginia - 07-21

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Burkeville, Virginia. An excessive heat warning is in effect, as heat indexes climbed to 110 degrees Saturday afternoon. With the same predicted for Sunday and Monday. It’s recommended that people drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air-conditioned room. But inside the Nottoway Correctional Center, there is no air conditioning. The same is true at prisons in Buckingham County and Augusta. Meanwhile, in the Henrico County Jail, there has been a water shortage AND no air conditioning.

User from TX: State run by a Democratic Party that built the detention centers in the south that they are back peddling on. Things that make you go hmmmmm. I agree it’s not supposed to be a resort, but a little bit of humanity would be nice.

Mandy Overstreet: these are human beings that have not been acclimated to this kind of climate change. just thrown into a building with no windows and no air conditioning and no ventilation. they did not choose to NOT have air conditioning or live like this. they were put into this. they also have medical conditions and are of all different ages from young to old. one fan pushing hot air in a room with 100 men in it does NOT HELP. 2 office size jugs of water at a time does not hydrate 100 men. a bucket of ice at a time does not help 100 men. and this is just one pod in nottoway. my husband is fighting mercury poisoning currently from another jail and arrived to nottoway days ago and he cannot even put on his shoes where his feet has swollen so much. it breaks my heart to see how many people comment so angrily and heartless about prisoners but don't even understand their circumstances or see that they are somebodies family member. cruel and unusual punishment to the fullest from both ends i would say.

Mandy Overstreet: no you might not be in prison you choose to not have air... they dont have that luxury. they have to share a space with 100 other grown men inside an unventilated area... you do not... you have windows... they do not... you can drink plent of fluids.. they can not... you can sit in shade in front of a fan... or out in a breeze.. they can not.... they have rec time inside a fence with no shade... just sun.... would you want to go stand in the sun when you have no access to extra water when your already dehydrated? they havent had water or ice in hours... im sure you have... thats the difference.... i never said let them all out. nobody deserves to be treated like that.... i dont care who they are or what they have done. they are humans. not zoo attractions or science experiments. they are somebodies brother. son. father. grandfather. husband. you wouldnt like being treated like that either. so dont act like its okay to treat somebody else you dont know like that.

Gerald Powell: people talk with their emotions, for different reasons. some victims, some want revenge, but the truth is you would not want nobody in your family to be subjected to any type of inhumane condition inside prison or out.Its hard for some people to feel compassion for those lock up.It is sad,these same people one day and have in the pass ask others to understand something they want though. I pray for all of u.If it's the law then follow through. give them brothers the ice they need to survive.

Comments

Lynda Pitchford - 07-22
NOT SORRY
Dorie Howard - 07-22
When we were going all through school, we NEVER had AC - just opened windows. So it’s ok not to put AC in schools but everyone gets upset that prisoners don’t have AC.?
Debbie Ryalls - 07-21
Did anyone stop to think what they did to be put in they are who they hurt who they rob who they may have murder those Victor did not deserve that the prisoner all they are entitle to is 3 hots and a cot nothing fancy nothing special if they value their freedom and life they should've been raised to respect the law and people
User from VA - 07-21
Where is racist Ralph now?? In nice ac!
Gerald Powell - 07-21
people talk with their emotions, for different reasons. some victims, some want revenge, but the truth is you would not want nobody in your family to be subjected to any type of inhumane condition inside prison or out.Its hard for some people to feel compassion for those lock up.It is sad,these same people one day and have in the pass ask others to understand something they want though. I pray for all of u.If it's the law then follow through. give them brothers the ice they need to survive.
Mandy Overstreet - 07-21
no you might not be in prison you choose to not have air... they dont have that luxury. they have to share a space with 100 other grown men inside an unventilated area... you do not... you have windows... they do not... you can drink plent of fluids.. they can not... you can sit in shade in front of a fan... or out in a breeze.. they can not.... they have rec time inside a fence with no shade... just sun.... would you want to go stand in the sun when you have no access to extra water when your already dehydrated? they havent had water or ice in hours... im sure you have... thats the difference.... i never said let them all out. nobody deserves to be treated like that.... i dont care who they are or what they have done. they are humans. not zoo attractions or science experiments. they are somebodies brother. son. father. grandfather. husband. you wouldnt like being treated like that either. so dont act like its okay to treat somebody else you dont know like that.
Mandy Overstreet - 07-21
these are human beings that have not been acclimated to this kind of climate change. just thrown into a building with no windows and no air conditioning and no ventilation. they did not choose to NOT have air conditioning or live like this. they were put into this. they also have medical conditions and are of all different ages from young to old. one fan pushing hot air in a room with 100 men in it does NOT HELP. 2 office size jugs of water at a time does not hydrate 100 men. a bucket of ice at a time does not help 100 men. and this is just one pod in nottoway. my husband is fighting mercury poisoning currently from another jail and arrived to nottoway days ago and he cannot even put on his shoes where his feet has swollen so much. it breaks my heart to see how many people comment so angrily and heartless about prisoners but don't even understand their circumstances or see that they are somebodies family member. cruel and unusual punishment to the fullest from both ends i would say.
Melissa Bowman - 07-21
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
Wanda Teal - 07-21
maybe they will think about getting in trouble the next time. get a grip!my air out too!
User from TX - 07-21
State run by a Democratic Party that built the detention centers in the south that they are back peddling on. Things that make you go hmmmmm. I agree it’s not supposed to be a resort, but a little bit of humanity would be nice.
User from VA - 07-21
They are prisoners for a reason not resort guest

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