Three ailing condemned killers who claim Louisiana’s death row is unbearably hot can look forward to a daily cool shower, personal ice chests and more fans.
But state corrections officials say opening the death-row tier doors to let cooler air flow from the guard pod is a bad idea from both an engineering and security standpoint.
In the latest heat remediation plan submitted by state corrections officials to Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson, The Advocate reports attorneys say opening the death-row tier doors to draw cool air from the air-conditioned guard pod would overload the building’s existing air conditioning system and cause it to fail.
The state’s first court-ordered heat remediation plan included air conditioning, ice chests filled with ice, and once-daily cool showers.
Source: The Associated Press, November 2, 2015
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