A majority of Texas state prisons lack air conditioning. Texas prisoners and staff endure extreme heat and humidity in closed facilities, without proper air ventilation, for months on end every year. In the 2019 legislative session, FAMM pushed reforms that would require the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to maintain reasonable and humane temperatures within all Texas prison facilities. Unfortunately, the reform did not pass. The legislature is currently out of session and will not return until January 2021.
FAMM will continue to advocate for safe and humane prison conditions in Texas, and elevate the voices of individuals who are directly impacted and their family members.