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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  • by Dante Location: mesa az on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM
    For more information about the riot at MTC Cerbat Prison you may contact me at
  • by Dante Gordon Location: Mesa Arizona on Jun 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    Im glad to hear that MTC is visible to the public. My name is Dante Gordon and I was an inmate at Cerbat prison just outside of Kingman AZ.On May 31 2010 I was one of 25 African Americans at this MTC Prison that was brutally assaulted by rascist white inmate.I am currently in a lawsuit against the assistant deputy warden Robert Poland for giving the orders for the guards to stand down. While wwe were being brutally assaulted by at least 80 whites four guards were standing near us armed with riot gear. we screamed for help and were told your on your own.I also have a suit against Director Chuck Ryan and complex administrator Darla Elliot for violating my civil rights.
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      by Frank Smith on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM in reply to Dante Gordon
      I'm very interested in talking with you about Cerbat and the riot two years ago. Let me know how I can send you my e-mail address and phone #.
  • by Frank Smith Location: Kansas on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:59 PM
    Thanks very much to Channel 11 for its coverage. MTC, though much smaller than for-profit industry giants CCA and GEO Group, has just as dismal a record as they. They have riots regular as rain in their prisons, though like CCA and GEO, they characterize them as "incidents" or "disturbances." To watch one of these riots, where two inmates are murdered on camera, go to "Eagle Mountain - Private Prison Riot Gone Bad" on You Tube. MTC has had over a dozen escapes, the worst one of the most horrific prison breaks in recent memory. Three killers got out almost two years ago and went on a nationwide crime rampage with kidnappings, hijackings, robberies and murders resulting. MTC ran the prison in a prodigiously insecure manner with amateur staff and woefully inadequate physical security. Its incompetence led to an hours-long delay in reporting their flight, culminating in the horrible demise of vacationers. It's lost multi-million dollar suits caused by underpayments to employees.
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