KGBT in Harlingen is reporting that internal documents from MTC’s Willacy County Detention Center show numerous documented cases that the facility has fed immigrant detainees rotten or contaminated food including food infested with maggots.
The report says the situation at the Raymondville detention center, which holds 2,000 undocumented immigrants in Kevlar domes and is scheduled for a 1,000 bed expansion, has become so bad that a detainee has attempted suicide.
Other problems include lack of sanitary supplies, little communication with the outside including legal assistance, and problems with the air conditioning and heating systems. According to the news report, “security guards say they can not believe what they see, they make reports and advise superiors but the situation is the same. Detainees are desperate and things may get out of hand.”
This is certainly not the first problem with private prisons seen in Raymondville. Read our previous coverage of the MTC Raymondville Detention Center: