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The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville is now "uninhabitable due to damage caused by the inmate population." The Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville is now "uninhabitable due to damage caused by the inmate population."
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas -

An official says as many as 2,800 inmates will be moved to other facilities one day after several hundred prisoners seized control of part of a federal prison in South Texas.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross says in a statement that the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville is now "uninhabitable due to damage caused by the inmate population."

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence on Saturday declined to discuss the main points of the negotiations but said there are no hostages involved and only minor injuries reported.

Authorities say about 800 to 900 other inmates are not participating in the disturbance. The inmates being held at the facility are described as "low-level" offenders who are primarily immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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