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Goodbye to Tent City

After a riot destroys a for-profit prison, Willacy County ponders its economic future.

As Willacy County faces a gaping hole in its budget, $128 million in debt still owed on Tent City, and the loss of its largest employer, I’d come to find out ...Read More


Prison companies profit as Raymondville's public debt grows

Goddamn!” How else could Simon Salinas, Willacy County judge for 12 years, react to the promise that his county’s meager and battered budget could m...Read More