Texas officials say it would cost $1 billion to cool prisons – but they’ve grossly overestimated AC costs before

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has put a hefty $1 billion price tag on the proposed installation of air conditioning in all of its uncooled prisons. But some lawmakers eyed the cost with skepticism Thursday as the department has a history of greatly overestimating cooling costs.

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