TX Prison Relocates Inmates After Riot

Authorities relocated more than 300 inmates from a prison near the Mexican border in Raymondville, Texas, on Sunday, after an uprising broke out over the weekend. Clashes first erupted at the Willacy County Correctional Center on Friday when prisoners refused to report for duty over issues with facility medical services, according to KGBT-TV. Inmates later seized the recreation yard and began setting fire to several tents that also served as prison housing. Authorities resolved the conflict by Saturday and regained control of the prison, but the unrest left major damage to plumbing and heating and cooling systems. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is expected to continue transferring more the 2,800 inmates to other detention centers into next week, said Issa Arnita, a spokesman for Management and Training Corp., a private contractor that operates the facility.