MTC Keys to Success
MTC has identified six keys to operating successful correctional facilities: strong management, well-trained staff, safe and secure facilities, a holistic approach to preparing offenders for re-entry, attainment of industry-recognized standards and accreditations, and solid customer, government, and community partnerships.
Outstanding corrections management drives MTC’s success. Qualified professionals – including former state corrections directors, wardens, and law enforcement administrators – with their combined knowledge, experience, and leadership give MTC a competitive edge.
MTC is a leader in the management and operation of private prisons. Our reputation as a proven performer, innovator and problem solver is critical to our success.
MTC understands the importance of developing quality staff members. MTC corrections personnel are provided the opportunity to develop their skills during pre-service training and through supervisory, management, and executive development training, offered by the MTC Corporate University. Additional training for specific skills is also offered regularly. MTC consistently meets or exceeds customer expectations through the ongoing in-service training it offers its corrections employees.
SAFE AND SECURE FACILITIES
MTC’s correctional facilities are safe and secure for neighboring communities, staff members, offenders and detainees. MTC consistently exceeds customer expectations and the exacting standards of the American Correctional Association. Secure operational systems promote stability and increase offender participation in program opportunities.
MTC’s internal security audit teams focus on strategies that result in safer and more secure correctional facilities. Corporate leaders and facility management teams bring vast experience in corrections and rehabilitation. Our staff training, operational policies, and systems of accountability emphasize not only safe and secure operations, but rehabilitation and protection of human rights.
COMPREHENSIVE REENTRY PROGRAMS
MTC correctional facilities focus on rehabilitation through education while preparing offenders to become productive members of society. Research shows increased educational opportunities for offenders result in lower recidivism. The MTC reentry model is a holistic approach to correctional programming which offers offenders opportunities for growth in education, work, substance abuse, cognitive skills, and community service programs.
Over the years, MTC has built a reputation for providing quality reentry programs. Our training and education experience – and focus on career preparation – has provided the spark for thousands of individuals to turn their lives around.
MTC correctional program components include:
- Anger management
- Career and technical education
- Cognitive restructuring
- Counseling and treatment
- Crisis intervention
- Education assessment
- English as a second language
- GED and adult basic education
- Individual and group counseling
- Job placement
- Life skills
- Religious programs
- Substance abuse education
INDUSTRY STANDARDS EXCEEDED
Corrections standards, when applied to prison operations, assure acceptable levels of custody, programming, human rights, nutrition, and health care are met. MTC is the industry leader in seeking accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA), the Correctional Education Association (CEA), the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), the Arizona Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Facility organization (LSATF) and The Joint Commission (TJC).
In 2009, the MTC Corporate office became the first private corrections corporate office to earn ACA accreditation. Additionally, 15 of MTC’s correctional facilities have earned ACA accreditation, twelve are CEA accredited, three have earned NCCHC accreditation, two are LSATF accredited and two are accredited by TJC.
SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
MTC establishes solid, long-term relationships with communities through employment, community service projects, and local purchases. Close working relationships with local and state officials keep them informed of facility operations and foster community involvement.
MTC partners with government agencies to deliver innovative strategies, better value, and cost savings. We can often develop and implement innovative strategies more quickly, and usually go beyond contractual requirements for programming and rehabilitation.
Strong community relations and communication are an MTC hallmark. We not only hire from the local communities, but, whenever possible, purchase goods and services there as well. MTC employees also perform thousands of community service hours each year.