Our "Beat the Heat" challenge is an event to raise awareness of the extreme heat conditions that incarcerated people endure in Florida's prisons due to the lack of air conditioning and ventilation. To help bring awareness to conditions of incarceration, we developed a replica Florida prison cell. Join the fight for air conditioning in Florida's prisons by texting HEAT to 21333
The Beat the Heat Challenge has attracted the attention of Fox News 13 Tampa Bay! They stopped by to experience the event themselves and interview Florida Cares own Laurette Philipsen. This event is so powerful and really gives a first hand experience of what it's like to be in a Florida prison cell in the middle of summer with no A/C! If you have not already, please attend one of our Beat the Heat Challenges!