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Prision deaths are spiking in Texas. Researchers point to heat

Some Democrats in Congress are calling for a probe of sweltering conditions in state prisons. It’s especially bad in Texas, where researchers say a spike in prison death rates is very likely heat-related.

Texas Public Radio’s Paul Flahive reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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