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Report: Prison Heat Violates Basic Human Rights

texastribune.org — At least 14 Texas prisoners have died from overheating since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic, which argues that extreme conditions in state lockups violate the basic human rights of inmates.
Report: Temperatures in #Texas prisons are deadly — temps can soar above 149 degrees bit.ly/1ppQDZL via @TexasTribune

Sex Offender Agency's Presiding Board Member Quits

texastribune.org — Amid controversy over the placement of dangerous sex offenders who have completed their prison sentences, the presiding member of a board that oversees a little-known agency that manages civilly committed violent sex offenders resigned on Tuesday. In a resignation letter to Gov.

Paul Begala's Advice to Wallace Hall: Step Down

texastribune.org — In a phone call with the Tribune, former advisor to Bill Clinton and long-time Democratic strategist Paul Begala offered some free advice to embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.
RT @texasweekly: "He’s not accomplishing what he’s seeking and he’s harming the university. ... it’s time for him to go." @PaulBegala trib.it/1nHeFKV

A Half-Million In Texas Without Workplace Insurance

texastribune.org — At least a half-million Texas workers have no occupational insurance coverage, either from a state-approved workers' compensation plan or from a private equivalent, state insurance officials said Tuesday.
ICYMI: A Half-Million in Texas Without Workplace Insurance trib.it/QDhHVk via @TexasTribune
At least a half-million Texans don't have workplace insurance, @byjayroot reports: trib.it/QDhHVk #txlege
RT @TexasTribune: A half-million Texans are without workplace insurance, officials tell lawmakers, @byjayroot reports: http://t.co/yEso85Y9…