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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« on: July 11, 2008, 05:27:11 PM »
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IPT Members, it has come to our attention that there are still no fans at Dwight. This is an outrage. It is inhumane and potentially harmful, even lethal, to some chronically ill inmates. Bear in mind that there are also pregnant inmates at Dwight.

Please take a moment of your time and contact Director Walker in Springfield at 2175582200 and ask that he rectify this situation.
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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 05:57:44 PM »
So staff can't go out and buy fans for each unit just to get the air circulating?  How about popsickles?  I'll call him tomorrow.

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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 07:08:38 PM »
i just read this and believe it is to late to call but will call first thing in the morning.
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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 09:21:17 PM »
somehow this really doesn't suprise me.  they probably thinks it's a luxury and not a necessity.  I bet the staff have fans at their desks though and air in the wardens office
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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 09:50:39 PM »
denning assures me there are fans, however have talked with inmates and fans are only on units that are shown to public, 1 and 6 at dwight

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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 10:48:43 AM »
It is ridiculous...some state fans are issued to certain cells, but you can purchase one for about $20.00...if they have them in stock...KMSU uses the same commissary as Dwight because of it being a sister division and they were running a bit short in July...EVERY C.O.'s desk had a fan....Do you really think the "staff" would go out and purchase anything for anyone that is incarcerated??!!  NOT A CHANCE....

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Dwight Inmates Sweltering; Still No Fans
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 03:22:56 PM »
my lo told me at Menard they have fans, like the whole house fan variety that are used when 'pepper spray type' gas is released into the cell house. This is done afterward to ventilate the place. Now, have you all been to the county fairs this year?? Or in the past? Have you noticed the huge fans the young 4-H kids have on their cows? This establishes for me two facts: 1) there are large fans out there that are manufactured and 2) cattle are treated better than our loved ones.
The humane thing to do would be to set the ventilation fans (that I assume each institution has) to a thermostatic control. I also know there is a manufacturer of those, because I have one on my attic fan. IDOC needs to get on this as they have the fans in place and are not using them. Someone call John Howard and maybe they will see this as cruel and unusual. It is in our society the norm to have central air conditioning in large state buildings used by lots of persons.
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