We’ve had multiple reports from families and staff, about the brutal heat emergencies in the women’s prison. A staff member at Lumley Unit said three 911 calls were issued in two hours!

A woman allegedly broke her ankle on one of the yards, trying to fix swamp coolers. She couldn’t get down the ladder again, so two fire trucks were called to perform an emergency extraction. Answering the call on that emergency was a 26-year-old guard. After helping with that ordeal, he staggered back to his post and collapsed.

The 3d ambulance was for a young lady on A-yard that went to the hospital.

Remember readers, only three units in Perryville have air conditioning, all the rest have ‘swamp coolers’ which are not designed to work over 104 degrees or humid (monsoon) conditions.

Cruel and unusual punishment indeed!