John Oliver reveals where Americans are literally treated worse than pigs – –

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John Oliver reveals where Americans are literally treated worse than pigs – –


John Oliver has found at least one place in America where people are often treated worse than pigs: prisons.

On Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver said that inmates in prisons in some of the hottest parts of the country do not have access to air conditioning. For example, in Texas, 75% of prisons do not have air conditioning, which causes the heat index inside to reach 150 degrees in the summer.

“This situation is so serious that the United Nations Committee against Torture has expressed particular concern over deaths from exposure to extreme heat in Texas prisons,” Oliver noted. “And while you probably thought Texas prisons were bad, maybe not the International Human Rights Watch List.

Oliver pointed to a case where pigs on a penitentiary farm were air conditioned to make these facilities compatible with typical pig operations.
“Look, I’m not against pigs being treated comfortably. I love pigs, their springy tails, their two big ears, their silly, flat noses, and their ugly eyes, ”said Oliver. “Pigs are like big chubby dogs that you can eat at Christmas. I’m just wondering whether to prioritize their comfort over humans.
See his full discussion below:

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