Cost to Rebuild RCDC Continues to Climb

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

REEVES COUNTY - 40 million dollars. That's what it will take to fully rebuild the prison in Pecos.

The Reeves County Detention Center buildings one and two were badly damaged back in January after prisoners staged a number of riots and set fire to the buildings.

The Reeves County Commissioners Court has approved an additional 15-million dollars to get the facility back up and running.

The repairs will be paid with through revenue bonds.

That money is on top of the 25 million dollars already covered by insurance.

Reeves County Judge Sam Contreras tells NewsWest 9 that this money will completely rebuild the facility, and bring it into the 21st century.

The original building was from the 80's and there were many new improvements that had to be included, which drove up the price.

Construction is already underway and officials hope to have the prison reopened by late next year.