Imprisoned Illegal Aliens Seize Part Of a Texas Prison

Imprisoned Illegal Aliens Seize Part Of a Texas Prison

illglimgrntjlA couple thousand inmates using pipes as weapons seized control of a prison in South Texas. Fires were set inside three of the prison’s 10 housing units as the inmates refused to perform work duties. Most of the inmates are illegal immigrants, and reportedly were upset over what they thought was inadequate medical care. 

The Blaze reports,

As many as 2,800 inmates will be moved to other facilities one day after several hundred prisoners seized control of part of a federal prison in South Texas, an official said.

A previous Associated Press report said about 2,000 inmates seized control of the facility.

The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville is now “uninhabitable due to damage caused by the inmate population,” U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said in a statement.

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence on Saturday declined to discuss the main points of the negotiations but said there are no hostages involved and only minor injuries reported.

Hopefully authorities will get the situation under control. This should come as no surprise to anyone considering the federal government’s attitude towards illegal immigration. Since the government mostly turns a blind eye to the lawbreaking, the illegal immigrants question why they should even succumb to authority.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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