The inmates and wardens of Shelby County Jail recently experienced their air conditioning units going haywire. Sheriff Michael Bowlby told officials that this was because of a coil in the prison’s water heater broke down, leaving the prison without warm water throughout the weekend.

Water heater failure was quickly discovered whilst the cooling units needing ac repair were only determined a few days after. According to Major David Tilford, at least three jail blocks were heavily affected by the lack of ac units. These affected blocks are said to house at least 30 inmates during the time the incident happened.

Since there was a lack of complaints from both inmates and jail wardens, the problem was found out later. The temperature recorded during the incident reached 75 degrees. To address the issue at hand, current ac units are being shut down or restarted if outdoor temperatures become extremely hot.

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