Rio Grande Detention Center has been two days without water

Published: Apr. 4, 2019 at 1:41 PM CDT
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A local detention center has been without water for two days.

A spokesperson for the company that runs the Rio Grande Detention Center in south Laredo confirmed the outage.

In a statement sent they say a utility pipe sustained damage during maintenance work.

In the meantime, they are providing bottled water and portable restrooms to detainees while the issue is resolved.

But one inmate at the facility says that is not the case and that the conditions in the facility have been deplorable.

We were able to talk to an employee from the center who told us off camera that the water issue has now been resolved; however, neither the company nor KGNS News has been able to confirm that.

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