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Corrections Overview

Since 1987, MTC has been a leader in the management and operation of private correctional facilities.  We now operate 24 correctional facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Mississippi, and Texas.  MTC has a detainee and offender capacity at these facilities of 31,102.


Building on our vast experience in operating residential job training programs at Job Corps centers for the U.S. Department of Labor, MTC entered the private corrections industry with the philosophy of rehabilitation through education.  We offer academic, technical, and life skills training to offenders and detainees where contracts allow.  Through our education and training programs, MTC prepares offenders for re-entry into the community using a holistic operational approach to meet individual needs.


To ensure it operates the highest quality correctional facilities, MTC pursues nationally-recognized accreditations from the American Correctional Association, the Correctional Education Association, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.  In 2009, the MTC corporate office obtained American Correctional Association accreditation, becoming the first corporate office to do so. 


MTC’s proven performance and high integrity provide delivery of quality services to customers through innovation, adaptability and cost effectiveness.  Today MTC is the third largest private operator of adult correctional facilities in the world. 


In the United States, the federal government joins 35 individual state governments in contracting with private sector companies to operate secure facilities. Many state and local correctional agencies are also now contracting for their medical and dental services.


Public-private partnerships for contracted prison operations exist in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Israel and elsewhere.  Successful outcomes have resulted in more and more government leaders raising expectations for corrections and using new partnership approaches.


For more information on MTC Corrections, please visit Corrections At-a-Glance.