PECOS, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – An inmate at the Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos County says he has been sick for almost a week and has not gotten medical treatment or a COVID-19 test.
Inmate: That’s fine okay I only have 15 minutes and then it’s going to time me out, okay?
Inmates at the privately-owned Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos County are once again not getting medical attention.
“Okay, the law in here it doesn’t count. They don’t go by laws in here. They think that we are criminals and that’s the way we are being treated,” said the inmate.
The inmate’s daughter, Yesenia Medina, also speaking out about the lack of medical care required by law after her father called her saying he has been sick for 5 days with COVID-19 symptoms and has not been seen by a doctor.
“They still need the attention that they need to be healthy, I need my dad. Every time he does call me he does seem sicker and sicker you can tell in his voice is not healthy anymore,” she said.
We reached out to the GEO Group about these claims and others we have received and received this statement: “as was the case two months ago, we strongly reject these alligations….all of our facilities provide 24/7 access to healthcare.”
The inmate said, “They are going to tell everybody a lot of things and they’re lying.” He added that all he wants is to be seen by a doctor and tested for COVID-19.
“For him to get sick this way and not get any kind of attention, a year before he gets released. COVID-19 is very serious, there are people dying left and right from it and that’s scary,” said his daughter.