Another TYC Facility may be closing it's doors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Another T-Y-C facility may be shuting it's doors after a report outlines, terrible conditions inside the youth prison.

Will Harrell, the OMBUDSMAN for the Texas Youth Commisison has recommended closing the Victory Field Correctional Academy in Vernon.

He took the job in May, and says it's the worst he's seen.

He says conditions include dangerous buildings, meager programming, and understaffing.

He also told the Odessa American Sunday, The West Texas State School was treated unfairly following accusations of sexual abuse of inmates, and after meeting the staff he knows there are people there who would never stand for such abuse.