New Company Running EMCF

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

MTC will officially take over operation at East Mississippi Correctional Facility on July 9th.

The company got it's start working with young people outside the corrections system. The Vice President of Corrections at MTC explained the company's history via a video news release.

"We started 30 years ago by providing training for young adults to succeed in life," says Odie Washington, "we've taken that and applied it to our corrections division.

"All you are going to see is a change in the name over the door," that's the opnion of Frank Smith, a private prison watchdog, "it's not going to be a change in operations."

Smith works as a consultant for Private Corrections Working Group.

"The problem is there is such turnover that there is no mentoring process so everybody is just kind of new on the job, and they don't know what to do when the problems arise."

MTC officials say they plan on providing EMCF with all the resources it needs to operate effectively.

"We'll provide each facility the resources necessary for them to operate safely and effectively," says Washington, and we look forward to applying these high standards to our new Mississippi facilities as well."

Only time will tell whether MTC will have a successful run in the Magnolia State.

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