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.