Three Employees at RCDC Facing Federal Charges

PECOS, Texas (AP) - Three employees at a privately managed West Texas prison are facing federal charges of providing contraband to prisoners.

The case is unrelated to a pair of recent riots at the Reeves County Detention Center that caused millions of dollars in damage.  Moises B. Martinez Jr., a case manager at the county-owned prison, and guards Jacob Guzman and Sylvia Castillo Chairez were indicted last week in Midland.

Martinez and Chairez turned themselves in Tuesday morning. Guzman turned himself in earlier.

The three are accused of taking cash from inmates to smuggle in contraband to the Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos, including tobacco and cell phones.