Lasurim Advocates for Better Fan Use at Prisons
In the past, inmates in New York State prisons under DOCCS were able to have fans up to 12 inches in diameter. For many years now the limit is only 6 inches. Lasurim received concerns from inmates and their families that the heat is very bad and the fans do little. This issue is relevant even when the weather is not in the high 80’s or into the 90’s.
As a result, Lasurim reached out to lawmakers and officials regarding this issue and Lasurim is also collaborating with other organizations to make this issue a priority. Assemblyman David Weprin, the
Chairman of the Assembly's Correction Committee wrote about this issue to Commissioner Annucci early in July; asking the commissioner to "look into the issue and consider what can be done alleviate the situation."