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Apr 15, 2022

This week we are sharing our March Patreon Bonus episode, where AV and Rita sit down with Dr. Carlee Purdum, a research scientist at Texas A&M University who studies how hazards and disasters impact prisons and incarcerated people. The hosts learn a ton from Carlee, like the fact that Texas is one of 13 states that doesn’t provide air-conditioning to all of its prisons (and is one of the hottest states in the country). Carlee is working on multiple levels to address the inequities among incarcerated people, including working with local grassroots organizations like the Texas Prisons Community Advocates and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.


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To find out more about how you can help with prison conditions, visit Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and/or donate to Texas Prisons Community Advocates.