September 11, 2017
The Texas Tribune
Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett has filed an inquiry to the Federal Bureau of Prisons regarding the federal agency’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Prisoners in Beaumont have been kept in inhumane conditions, including lack of access to water. While federal agents deny prisoners' testimonies, "Grassroots Leadership organizer Jorge Renaud said it’s better to 'default on the side of the vulnerable populations. When things rise of the level of someone actually being woken up to say something about a condition ... and is willing to go on the record, it’s usually indicative of quite a few more inside who are actually experiencing the same stuff.'"