Inmates at the St. Louis Workhouse now say they’re too cold.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that temporary air conditioning units — delivered to the jail after protests over hot conditions — have left some inmates too cold.
Koran Addo, a spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson, told the newspaper, “There have been multiple complaints from inmates that the facility is too cold following the city’s setting up of temporary air conditioning at the facility.”
The temporary air conditioning units, which were installed last month, cost the city more than $75,000, according to the report.
About 150 protestors gathered at the jail last month, demanding it be closed due to unbearable heat. Police had to use pepper spray to disperse them.
The jail holds more than 750 inmates.