25 Inmates Indicted in Connection to RCDC’s First Riot

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

REEVES COUNTY - The U.S. District Court in Pecos has released documents showing 25 inmates at the Reeves County Detention Center (RCDC) were indicted for their part in the first riot at the prison.

The federal grand jury documents show those inmates conspired to cause the riot that broke out December 12th at RCDC buildings one and two.

Those inmates set fire to several buildings and held two workers there against their will for hours.

At the time, inmates said they were rioting because they wanted better healthcare and asked to speak with the Mexican consulate.

A second riot broke out about a month later on January 31st and lasted several days.

Both uprisings did millions of dollars in damage to the private prison near Pecos.

It's not known, if any more indictments are on the way for the second riot.

Currently, Reeves County officials are working to make repairs to the facility.