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Texas guards agree with inmates: Prisons are too hot to be humane

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AUSTIN, Texas — Summer after summer, inmates haven’t been able to generate much sympathy over the sweltering conditions in prisons in tough-on-crime Texas. But prisoner advocates for the incarcerated hope they’ll have better luck with an unexpected ally: the guards who watch over them.

The oddity of prison guards joining inmates in a coming lawsuit underlies the harsh and unsafe working conditions in Texas prisons, union officials representing correctional officers say.

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