Americans understood immediately that caged animals cannot get out of harm's way when a hurricane comes. This heroism was necessary, justified and praiseworthy. After all, saving lives is what we are supposed to do in a crisis.
It's not rocket science. We know it can be done. But apparently the Federal Bureau of Prisons didn't bother. In our country, we follow the rule of law; the founders forbade "cruel and unusual punishment" for a reason. And it is cruel to abandon human beings to face conditions that no American would allow a horse or a dog to suffer.
We have the tools, we just need the compassion and the political will. Inch should act now to come up with an emergency plan to protect prisoners during extreme weather events. In fact, he