RAYMONDVILLE — It appears Willacy County has reached an agreement with a national prison operator to reopen the former “tent-city.”
In a meeting Tuesday, commissioners are expected to approve the “execution of operations and management agreement for the Willacy County Detention Center.”
County Commissioners have not disclosed the name of the company with which they plan to enter into the agreement.
But commissioners have been in negotiations with Management and Training Corp., the longtime operator of the former Willacy County Correctional Center, and the GEO Group, commissioners Henry De La Paz and Oscar DeLuna confirmed.
MTC has confirmed negotiations with the county.
“We’re awaiting a decision by the county,” company spokesman Issa Arnita said in a statement Thursday.
But the GEO Group “is not currently in negotiations,” spokesman Pablo Paez said in statement yesterday.