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Jail Violations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A privately run South Texas jail from which six inmates escaped last month had too few guards, too many beds and unlicensed officers.

Details are in state inspection records.

An emergency review conducted eight days after the September 19th escape cited Lafayette, Louisiana-based LCS Corrections Services for violations.

An LCS spokesman says it's fixed the problems.

The inmates remain on the run from the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa.

Five are alleged members of a drug gang, the other is a former police officer in McAllen who faces drug smuggling charges.

Authorities suspect they fled to Mexico.

So far three people -- a jail worker, a businessman, and the wife of one of the escaped convicts -- have been arrested on charges they aided in the escape.


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