Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative based on data from The Marshall Project, Human Rights Watch, and Harzke et al. (2010) Prevalence of chronic medical conditions among inmates in the Texas prison system. (Graph: Alexi Jones, 2019)
This graph originally appeared in Cruel and unusual punishment: When states don't provide air conditioning in prison.
In Texas, a state that has air conditioning in inmate housing areas in only 30 of its 109 prisons, a high percentage of incarcerated people are particularly vulnerable to heat because of other health conditions or medications.