Jack McGaughey, district attorney for Montague, Clay and Archer counties, declined to say what prompted the investigation, also being conducted by the Texas Rangers.
said authorities found contraband in the Montague
also said some surveillance cameras' cords had been disconnected; recliners were in cells; some bathrooms and cells could be locked from the inside; and inmates had made partitions out of paper towels to block jailers' view inside their cells.
One alarming discovery was a type of rack made of nails, he
"This action was taken because there was a concern for the safety of the prisoners and the jail personnel," McGaughey
Five inmates were removed and transferred to the Wise County Jail the day of the FBI raid earlier this month based on the investigation, McGaughey
The U.S. Attorney's Office
also is working with the FBI
and may bring federal charges in the case, McGaughey