Prisons, according to John Oliver
, are one place in America
are frequently treated worse than pigs
On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight
," Oliver stated that inmates in some of the country's hottest prisons do not have access to air conditioning, causing the heat index inside to reach 150 degrees in the summer.
“This situation is so bad that the United Nations
Committee Against Torture has expressed particular concern about deaths from extreme heat exposure in Texas
prison facilities,” Oliver said, adding, “And while you probably assumed Texas prisons were bad, maybe not ‘International Human Rights Watch
Oliver cited one case in which pigs at a prison farm were given air conditioning to make the facilities more akin to standard swine operations.
“Look, I'm not against pigs getting comfortable treatment. I love pigs, their springy tails, their two big ears, their stupid, flat noses, and their horrible eyes,” Oliver said. “Pigs are like big, chubby dogs
you can eat at Christmas
. I just question prioritizing their comfort over humans.”
See the following link for his complete discussion: