On Friday, as many as 2,000 inmates at a detention facility in south Texas seized control of a section of the Willacy County Correctional Center, a privately owned prison contracted through the federal government. And no, you probably haven’t heard much about this on the national news.
The uprising led to an extended standoff between guards and inmates. Reports from Saturday afternoon indicated that the facility was secure, and the inmates, who had been wielding pieces of pipe, were compliant – although officials were still in “talks” with them to regain control of the entire prison.
According to early reports, the disturbances at the facility were enough to bring in additional law enforcement:
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