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Riot, hostage situation ends at Texas prison


The riot started when the body of an inmate who died of natural causes was removed from the prison.

The Associated Press

PECOS, Texas — An uprising at a privately run prison in West Texas ended Saturday morning after two hostages were released, authorities said.

Outside law enforcement officers returned control of the Reeves County Detention Center back to prison personnel about 6:30 a.m., said Patricia Dieschler, a state Department of Public Safety dispatcher.

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