Officials Allowing Some Inmates Back Inside the Reeves County Detention Center

By Camaron Abundes   
NewsWest 9

PECOS-Hundreds of inmates are back inside the Reeves County Detention Center, according to a Reeves County Deputy.

A Reeves County Deputy, blocking off the road to the prison, told Newswest 9 that 500-600 inmates were allowed back into the facility following days of upheaval and rioting. Hundreds of other prisoners are still being housed on the prison yard.

The GEO Group, a publicly traded company manages the day to day operations at the RCDC. Reeves County owns the facility.

Area law enforcement continued to block off the roads to the prison on Wednesday.

County Officials say the cleanup process is underway, and Newswest 9 has learned there is significant damage inside the buildings.

The F.B.I. will investigate any criminal acts committed by inmates during the riot.

Matt Espenshade, spokesperson for the F.B.I. in Midland says they may pursue criminal charges.