Kyle - Saturday afternoon a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inmate scaled the fence of the TDCJ Kyle Prison Unit, which is a 520 bed facility owned by TDCJ and operated under a management contract by the Management Training Corporation (MTC) of Utah.
Around 2:15 PM on Saturday April 26, 2014, Kendrick Rishard Davis, a TDCJ inmate at the facility, scaled two 12 foot fences topped with razor wire and fled into a wooded area east of the prison unit while private prison guards watched.
A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was brought in to search the area. Officials from the US Marshall's Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Kyle Police, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Hayes County Sheriff's Department assisted in the recovery of the escaped inmate.
This escape raises questions about how secure privately managed prisons are after the Houston Chronicle broke a story reporting there was over 100 escapes from a privately managed Geo Group facility in Houston. This latest escape is helping to expose the naked truth about private prisons.