Notorious Texas Prison Reopens

A notorious Texas county jail where some cells didn't lock and inmates allegedly had sex with female guards has been reopened following $1 million worth of repairs and renovation.

Montague County started moving its 63 inmates back this week after inspectors from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards approved the corrective work.

Sheriff Paul Cunningham closed the jail for the renovations on Jan. 1, just after he was sworn in to office.

Authorities said inmates openly took drugs, used cell phones that were supplied by friends or guards, disabled some surveillance cameras and made weapons out of nails.

The previous sheriff and 16 other people have been indicted on a variety of charges including drug and sex violations.


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  • by Anonymous2 Location: March 21 on Mar 21, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    Ithink that anonymous has a good idea. I never thought of that. Alot of sexual behavior could be eliminated if men did guard men and women guarded women. Due to the high rise of cases maybe correction institutions should look into this type of management. Even today I don't understand how females sleep with inmates when there are too many free men out here to choose from
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    female guards, now that is truly a dept. of correction. equal rights...see what it leads to. Men should guard men and women should guard women. This is still "Poor Management."
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