Loss of jobs expected at Reeves County Detention Center

Loss of jobs expected at Reeves County Detention Center
Reeves County Detention Center (Source: GEO Group Website)

REEVES COUNTY, TX (KWES) - The uncertainty about the management of the Reeves County Detention Center has brought about some new details.

According to Reeves County Judge, Won J. Bang, the county made a, "very diligent and competitive effort" to retain the RCDC contracts with the Bureau of Prisons but they were unsuccessful."

The release stated that as a result, a one-year "bridge" contract will be negotiated for the continued operation of RCDC Unit III, with that one year period beginning on June 30, 2017.

We're told as the contract was unsuccessful, employees working in RCDC I and II, will potentially no longer be needed at the facility ending on July 31, 2017.

Reeves County has requesting a debriefing conference to determine, "where and how the Reeves County proposals were deemed non-competitive or how our proposal scored in relation to the winning proposals."

Band said, "Uncertainties with the federal budget, bed demands of the Federal government, as well as other state and local based bed needs all suggest however, that the ability to retain or re-establish all of the RCDC I and II jobs in the near term are very unlikely."

Reeves County Commissioners have called a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. to discuss this topic in executive session.

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