Texas prisoners riot for second time in 2 months
Law enforcement authorities in West Texas say they are trying to restore order at a privately run federal prison where a riot broke out, the second disturbance in as many months, AP reported.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange (TEE'-lah maynj) said the riot at the Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos was continuing Sunday, a day after it started.
It wasn't immediately clear how many inmates were involved. The facility about 430 miles west of Dallas holds more than 2,400 inmates.
A riot erupted there in December over requests for better medical treatment. Minor injuries were reported in that disturbance.
The GEO Group, which runs the lockup, didn't respond to calls Sunday. Prison officials couldn't be reached for comment.