MTC Launches New Initiative to Make Residents’ Environment More Healthy

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MTC serves thousands of men and women in correctional and detention facilities each day. Our mission is to help them improve their lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed. This can only be done in a healthy environment. That’s why MTC recently launched a new initiative called ‘Health of Environment’. This undertaking … Continued

In it For the Long Haul: Job Corps Education

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Zach Warder turned his life around after joining Job Corps. “I came from a tough situation, he says, “I’ve been homeless before, couch hopping at friends’ houses. And it was one of my friends; his parents told me about this place.” This place is Job Corps. He began training in Florida and then moved to … Continued

Life Changing Logistics at Lindsey

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Grady Wallace was the warden at the Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro, TX. He is now warden at another MTC-operated Texas facility, the Sanders Estes Unit in Venus. He supports the Logistics Class offered at the Lindsey facility, where those who complete it receive national certification in warehousing. “They’re almost guaranteed employment once they complete … Continued

Hear From Students Powerfully Impacted By Job Corps

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Job Corps changes lives. People from all backgrounds all across the United States have experienced life-changing results through Job Corps. Here are a few of their stories. Danielle, explained how the Job Corps structure is critical.  “You come in here and there’s a lot of discipline and setup for you to be successful in the future,” … Continued

MTC Correctional Facility Resident Teaches Spanish

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It’s nothing unusual for classes to be taught in a correctional facility. In fact, it’s the norm. Certainly, that’s the case at MTC facilities. But at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville, Mississippi, in one classroom, there’s a twist: Staff members are students, and the instructor is a facility resident. It’s a Spanish class.  … Continued

Racheal Maximizes Job Corps Opprtunity 

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Gregg Kraal is the supervisor of the customer relations team at Metrolink, a commuter rail service in Los Angeles, California. “We have a contract with Job Corps, were on year four now. It is a great success, giving the kids an opportunity to work with the public. And it’s really helping out Metrolink and our … Continued

Seizing His Second Chance: Michael Builds Others

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It starts with a logo and leads to something much more powerful. “My logo?” Asks Michael Galloway, as he turns around to show the words printed on the back of his shirt. “My sign right there? It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish.” Michael Galloway spent several years incarcerated. Some of them … Continued

Why Bluebonnet Detention Center Is Garnering Praise

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In 2019, MTC opened the Bluebonnet Detention Center, a 1,000-bed capacity facility under contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal agency. “There’s a lot of services that we provide to the detainees here that they’ve never experienced anywhere else,” states Rosaelena Landeros, an intelligence officer. “And we get lots of compliments of, ‘my goodness, … Continued

24 Years, Countless Quilts, And A Lifetime Of Service 

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Kathy Garner is a maintenance clerk at the Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro, TX. She’s worked at the facility for 24 years. “I love it,” she says, “I do. It’s a nice, steady job, and I work with guys who appreciate me. They appreciate what I do for them. And we all get along, and … Continued

Local Support Fuels Brooklyn Job Corps

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Job Corps provides enrollees the opportunity to gain workforce skills and grow in multiple ways. How well known is the transformative impact of Job Corps? We spoke to three individuals who help to make up the Brooklyn Job Corps Center community. First off, Transition Specialist and Social Worker Fay Kaufam. Fay sees immense potential for … Continued