MTC News Releases

MDOC Plans to Use Former Leake County Prison Site

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is considering using the former Walnut Grove Correctional Facility site for other purposes, such as an alternative to incarceration or for re-entry. 

With more mentally ill inmates than the state mental hospital and a large percentage of inmates with substance abuse problems, MDOC is refocusing its resources on rehabilitation. There are 3,194 mentally ill inmates and about 15,000 reporting substance abuse, including drug and alcohol use. 

Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center Contract Awarded to Management & Training Corporation

January 29, 2016

 

(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Management & Training Corporation (MTC), the largest operator of the federal Job Corps program, has been awarded a contract to operate the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul, Minnesota effective March 1, 2016. The contract includes outreach and admissions and career transition services for the state of Minnesota.

 

Centerville, Utah Company Wins Contract to Help Improve Economy in Egypt

October 30, 2015

 

(CENTERVILLE, Utah) – Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a new contract to enhance Egypt’s technical and vocational training programs. The contract is for three years, with a fourth year option, for a total value of $22 million dollars, and was awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

Warden Jody Bradley Returns to the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

June 26, 2015

 

(WOODVILLE, Mississippi) – A familiar face has returned to Woodville to serve as the new warden of the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. Warden Jody Bradley, who served as warden of the facility shortly after it opened in 1998, has been selected by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) to once again lead the facility. Warden Bradley replaces Warden Frank Shaw who was transferred to another MTC facility in Arizona where he currently serves as complex administrator.

 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Awards MTC Contracts to Operate Lockhart and Cleveland Correctional Centers

June 11, 2015

 

(Texas) – Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded contracts to operate the Lockhart Correctional Center in Lockhart, Texas and Cleveland Correctional Center in Cleveland, Texas effective September 1, 2015.

 

Management & Training Corporation To Operate Polk Secure Adult Detention Center

(LIVINGSTON, Texas) – Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to operate the Polk Secure Adult Detention Center in Livingston, Texas effective May 1, 2015.

 

“We’re pleased to partner with Polk County to operate this facility,” said MTC Senior Vice President of Corrections Odie Washington. “MTC has been a leader in corrections since 1987, operating safe and secure facilities with a commitment to excellence.”

 

Auditors Recommend Accreditation for East Mississippi Correctional Facility

March 13, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(MERIDIAN, Mississippi) –American Correctional Association (ACA) auditors gave the East Mississippi Correctional Facility high marks this week after its weeklong audit, and have recommended the facility receive ACA accreditation. The facility will receive the actual ACA certification at the organization’s next conference.    

 

MTCnovo Selected to Manage Probation Contracts in the United Kingdom

MTCnovo has been selected as a preferred bidder to manage community rehabilitation companies in London and the Thames Valley for the United Kingdom’s (UK) Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

 

Management & Training Corporation to Operate New Imperial Regional Detention Center

(CENTERVILLE, Utah) – Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the city of Holtville, California to operate the new Imperial Regional Detention Center effective September 11, 2014.

Otero County Prison Facility Dedicates New Building for State's Sex Offenders

(Chaparral, New Mexico)– New Mexico Department of Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel as well as other leaders will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open a new educational building at the Otero County Prison Facility at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The event will be held at the facility located at 10 McGregor Range Road in Chaparral.

Management & Training Corporation to Operate The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has awarded the company a contract to operate the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville, effective July 1, 2013. The contract is for five years with two, 12-month options to extend.

Arizona State Prison Complex-Kingman Offenders Bring Hope to People Worldwide

(KINGMAN, Arizona)– After months of hard work, the Arizona State Prison Complex-Kingman will load 220 refurbished wheelchairs bound for disabled, low-income individuals in Niteroi, Brazil (near Rio de Janeiro). For the past two and a half years, offenders at the Kingman facility have restored used wheelchairs for the Wheels for the World program. This delivery will include the 2,000th wheelchair restored by Kingman offenders!

Victms of Abuse to Speak With Inmates at The Kyle Correctional Center

The Kyle Correctional Center launched the Bridges to Life program this week which connects communities to prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate, reduce the number of crime victims, and enhance public safety. The Kyle facility is the largest provider of the program and will serve more than 75 offenders during the 14-week curriculum.

“It’s a very effective and powerful program,” said Warden Greg Shirley. “We’ve seen the lives of both inmates and volunteers change because of Bridges to Life.”

Idaho Capp Receives Operational Excellence Award

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) which operates the Idaho Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP) in partnership with the Idaho Department of Corrections has awarded Idaho CAPP the 2012 Operational Excellence Award.

“We’re very proud of Warden Brian Finn and his outstanding staff,” said MTC Senior Vice President of Corrections Odie Washington. “The Idaho CAPP facility goes above and beyond in all aspects of operating a correctional facility.”

Diboll Coorectional Center Inmates Benifit From Public Speaking

One year after launching the Toastmasters program at the Diboll Correctional Center, inmates who have participated in the class say the public speaking course has made a big difference in their lives.

“Being incarcerated, you are exposed to many programs that promise to “benefit” you when you get out. I’ve taken many of them and, though they have some benefit, none did more for me than Toastmasters,” said Inmate Christopher Smith.

Mississippi Prison Operator Turns to Proven Behavioral Therapy Program to Help Offenders Get on Right Track

Management & Training Corporation (MTC), which operates four of Mississippi’s correctional facilities, has started using a new cognitive-behavioral program designed to reduce recidivism at all of its Mississippi facilities.

Senior Vice President of MTC’s Corrections division Odie Washington said, “We’re very pleased to roll out this program. Research has shown it makes a significant difference in the behavior of offenders, and leads to lower recidivism rates.”

Marshall County Correctional Facility Launches New Inmate Painting Program

(Holly Springs, Mississippi)–The Marshall County Correctional Facility has just announced the creation of a new commercial painting program for offenders.

Warden Tim Outlaw said, “We place a lot of emphasis on programming inside the facility. We want our offenders to gain as much education and training as they can so they’ll be more likely to succeed once they leave the prison.”

MTC Announces Initiative at All Four Mississippi Facilities to Curb Contraband

(MERIDIAN, Mississippi)– Management & Training Corporation (MTC), which operates four of Mississippi’s correctional facilities, has announced the launch of a new K-9 unit to reduce the amount of contraband entering its facilities.

Marshall County Correctional Facility Receives Perfect Score

(Holly Springs, Mississippi)– The American Correctional Association (ACA) recently accredited the Marshall County Correctional Facility giving it a score of 100 percent.  

“This is wonderful news,” said Warden Tim Outlaw. “I’m proud of my entire staff.  We have worked very hard to maintain a safe and secure operation. This recent audit by the ACA reaffirms our commitment of excellence to the community in which we live.”

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility Opens New Recreation Yard

(Woodville, MISSISSIPPI)– For the first time in years, inmates at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility can now go outside for recreation.

“It’s been a big concern ever since we started operating the facility,” said Warden Frank Shaw. “Offenders have always been able to play basketball and do other exercises inside the prison, but outdoor recreation was off limits because new equipment was needed. After we took over the facility in July of last year, we started making plans for new outdoor equipment.”

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility Launches New Anger Management Course for Inmates

(Woodville, MISSISSIPPI)– The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility recently started a new program to help inmates deal with anger issues. Cage Your Rage, the title of the new 12-week course, began earlier this month.

Warden Frank Shaw said, “Many of these offenders were dealing with anger well before they ended up in prison. Getting to the root of their anger will go a long way toward preparing them to make a successful transition to society once they’re released.”

New Prison Operator Provides Update on Transition to Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) will take over operation of the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville, MS, on July 1, 2013.

Arizona State Prison Complex-Kingman Inmates Earn Thousands of Certifications

(KINGMAN, Arizona)– Inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Kingman, have earned 5,660 certifications so far in 2013.

“We are so proud of our education department for the effective programming they offer to our offenders each and every day,” said Complex Manager Jerry Sternes. “We are equally as proud of the hundreds of inmates who take advantage of these opportunities while they’re at the facility. These programs serve as a spring board to an effective transition back to society.”

Management & Training Corporation to Operate the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility

(CENTERVILLE, Utah)– Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has awarded the company a contract to operate the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility effective September 15, 2013. The contract extends through August 2017.

“We look forward to continuing to build strong relationships in the great state of Texas,” said MTC Corrections Vice President Rich Gansheimer. “With this facility, MTC will operate nine correctional facilities for TDCJ.”

New Warden Joins Gadsden Correctional Facility

Management & Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the Gadsden Correctional Facility, is pleased to announce Shelly Sonberg has been named new warden of the Gadsden facility effective September 23, 2013.

“Shelly brings a wealth of experience to her new role at the Gadsden facility,” said MTC Vice President Marjorie Brown. “We look forward to continued excellence in all aspects of operations and programs offered to offenders.”

Management & Training Corporation to Operate the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility

(CENTERVILLE, Utah)– Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has awarded the company a contract to operate the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility effective September 15, 2013. The contract extends through August 2017.

“We look forward to continuing to build strong relationships in the great state of Texas,” said MTC Corrections Vice President Rich Gansheimer. “With this facility, MTC will operate nine correctional facilities for TDCJ.”

MTC Announces New Vice President

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marjorie Brown as new vice president of corrections region IV.

MTC Announces New Senior Vice President

(CENTERVILLE, Utah)– Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Molina as new senior vice president of business development and administration.

Mr. Molina has served as the warden of MTC’s Gadsden Correctional Facility in Quincy, Florida, for the past three years. In this newly-created position at the corporate office in Centerville, Sergio will oversee several key departments including communications, contract administration, development, human resources, information systems, and legal.

Willacy County Correctional Center Receives ACA Accreditation

(RAYMONDVILLE, Texas)– The American Correctional Association (ACA) recently accredited the Willacy County Correctional Center giving it a score of 100 percent on mandatory standards and 99.6 percent on non-mandatory standards.

“This is wonderful news,” said Warden Randy Treon. “I’m proud of my entire staff.  We have worked very hard to maintain a safe and secure operation. This recent audit by the ACA reaffirms our commitment of excellence to the community in which we live.”

New Prison Operator Provides Update on Transition to Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) will take over operation of the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville, MS, on July 1, 2013.

East Mississippi Correctional Facility Welcome New Warden

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is pleased to announce Jerry Buscher has been named new warden of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility effective June 17, 2013.

Warden Buscher will replace Warden Frank Shaw. Mr. Buscher spent more than 25 years with the Illinois Department of Corrections, most recently serving as executive chief to the director. He also served as warden multiple times, regional deputy director, and operations security director.