Situation in Pecos Returning to Normal

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PECOS - Reeves County authorities getting a much deserved break almost a week after inmates rioted at the federal prison.

All of the prisoners at the prison in Pecos were back in secure housing as of late Thursday night.

The prisoners started rioting last Saturday and spent most of the week in the prison's yard demanding better healthcare.

Inmates started several fires and did significant damage to several buildings at the prison.

The riot has gotten the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union which is now calling for a Federal probe of the compound.

As things get back to normal at the Reeves County Detention Center, the price tag is in for a similar riot that happened back in December.

Records show that uprising caused at least $320,000 in damage at the Reeves County Detention Center.  

Two employees were taken hostage and an exercise room was torched in that dispute.