Riot continues at Texas prison


Emergency personnel wait outside the west gate of the Reeves County Detention Center I unit in Pecos, Texas on Saturday night, Jan. 31, 2009, as smoke pours out of vents in one of the roof air conditioning units. Inmates in the RCDC I and II units set fire to seveal sections inside the two 1,000 bed prisons.

Pecos Enterprise, Jon Fulbright/The AP
Published: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 3:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 3:57 p.m.

PECOS, Texas Law enforcement authorities in Texas say they are still trying to restore order at a privately run federal prison where a riot broke out.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange (TEE'-lah maynj) said the disturbance at the Reeves County Detention Center was still going on Sunday, a day after it started.

Officers from various agencies were at the prison.

No details were available on the extent of the riot.

Representatives of the GEO Group, which runs the lockup, did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment Sunday.

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