published Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Hamilton jail air conditioning could be fixed Friday

Air conditioning problems plaguing Hamilton County Jail are expected to be fixed by Friday afternoon, jail officials said today.

A malfunctioning air conditioning motor caused the cooling outage at the jail in the middle of an intense heat wave. A new motor arrived today and will soon replace the old one, officials said in a news release.

Since the air conditioning went down, air and water cooling fans have helped keep the jail tolerable.

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NoMyth said...

There should not be any jail in the United States that provides tax payer-funded air conditioning (a relatively new technology) to inmates. They are being punished, not coddled at others expense!

June 9, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.
Eric said...

Everyone is jail is not a hardened criminal. They could be there for misdemeanors, unable to post bail, etc. Obviously, jails do not have windows that open. Subjecting prisoners to 90+ degree saunas would surely be cruel and unusual punishment. And what about the staff? Should they be subject to working in intolerable conditions? It is very easy to make such comments while you are sleeping soundly in an air conditioned house.

June 9, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.
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