Inmates Beg for Help from Heat

Posted by on Sunday, July 23, 2017
MSI
The heat inside a Medium Security Institution in St. Louis became so oppressive that a video has surfaced of inmates yelling "help" and "help us" from the windows.

The prison, known as "The Workhouse," was built in 1966, is two-stories high, and has the capacity to hold 1138 inmates. 

However, only a few sections of the institution are air-conditioned.

Recently released inmates say that conditions inside are unbearable.

City Corrections Commissioner Dale Glass said that they are developing a heat safety plan; the cafeteria and other common areas are serving as cooling stations.

Temperatures have gotten up above 35 Celsius.



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