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GEO guard indicted for contraband at Val Verde Correctional Center

A GEO Group guard has been indicted for smuggling contraband into the Val Verde Correctional Center in Del Rio, according to an article in the San Antonio Express-News: 

"Isau Juarez, 20, was arrested Thursday in San Antonio. The indictment by a grand jury in Del Rio said Juarez provided the items to an inmate identified only as B.H. at the Val Verde Correctional Facility, which is run by Florida-based The GEO Group.

The indictment said Juarez smuggled the cell phone on Dec. 19, 2011, and the drugs on Aug. 11, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2012. If convicted, Juarez faces up to five years in prison." (Guillermo Contreras, "Ex-jailer charged with smuggling cell phone and pot to inmate," April 19)

This is certainly not the first problem the Val Verde facility has had.  Back in 2007, we published a piece called "Problems haunt GEO's Val Verde Correctional Center" after a 19-year old guard was indicted on a felony count of deprivation of rights under the color of law after twice punching a prisoner.  Here is some of our previous coverage of the Val Verde Correctional Center:

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I WAS LOCKED UP THERE FROM 2010-2011 I WAS HOUSE IN HOUSING 1 , 3 , 5 AND 6 AND THAT PLACE IS CROOKED AS HELL ! ! THE FOOD IS TRASH ! THE GUARDS ARE CROOKED ! THAT INCLUDES NOT ONLY GUARDS BUT THE LT'S TOO ! AND MEDICAL STAFF TOO ! I WITNESSED A LT. BE PAID TO BRING IN AN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA FOR $300 WHILE I WAS IN HOUSING 5 WHICH IS LOCKED DOWN POD. . . I SEEN GUARDS BEAT THE HELL OUT OF INMATES AND SAY THE INMATE HIT HIM FIRST . . .  BUT WE CANT DO SHIT ABOUT IT CAUSE ALL THEY DO IS LOCK US UP, DENY US OUR VISITS FROM OUR FAMILY AND WE DONT EVEN HAVE A LAW LIBRARY TO RESEARCH THE LAW