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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:12 PM

Hundreds of Inmates Still Confined to Tent City During Phoenix Heat Wave

With an excessive heat warning in effect all week long and temperatures
expected to reach 120 degrees during the daytime, the city of Phoenix is
advising everyone to stay indoors for the next few days.

But several hundred inmates in Tent City will continue to sleep outdoors
during the heat wave, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office public information
officer Mark Casey confirmed this morning.

Given that Sheriff Paul Penzone announced in April that he'd be closing
Tent City, you may be surprised that there are still inmates there. Local news
reports have focused on the crews breaking down tents and beginning to
dismantle the complex, giving the impression that Tent City has been fully vacated.

That's actually not the case. As of today, Casey says, there are still 380 inmates
left in Tent City. Approximately 400 others have been relocated to the
Estrella and Durango county jail facilities.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/tent-city-inmates-held-outdoors-during-120-degree-heat-wave-in-phoenix-9428767

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Kali Jun 2017 #1
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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:26 PM

1. jayzus effing christ!

I have to believe they can get some relief during the worst part of the day?

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:32 PM

2. During the day, many of them go to landscaping or roofing or construction jobs

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