Willacy County jail resumes normal operations following statewide lockdown of Texas prisons

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The Willacy County jail is resuming normal operations following a statewide lockdown of Texas prisons.

The Willacy County jail became the first state jail in the Rio Grande Valley to resume regular operations following a Sept. 6 lockdown of all prisons in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system.

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The department initiated the lockdowns due to a surge in drug related violence between inmates, according to a news release. 

Channel 5 News will keep you posted on when lockdowns at state jails in Hidalgo County are lifted.


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