At MTC, Our Staff Are Our Greatest Assets: Part III
In the final video of this series, hear MTC’s correctional leadership express their sincere gratitude for their hardworking staff.
Jerry Buscher, Warden, Gadsden Correctional Facility (Quincy, FL):
“We’re a 24/7 operation. You’ve got to work off-shifts and holidays. Your family is at home celebrating the holidays, but somebody’s got to be at work. Somebody has got to run the facility.”
Henry Atencio, Warden, Gregory S. Coleman Unit (Lockhart, TX):
“Changing lives is not easy work. And working in a prison takes its toll on you. It’s incumbent upon us as facility leaders to wrap our arms around our staff and show that we care about them. Again, it’s just critically important that we take some time to value them and collectively, put our arms around each other, and say, ‘Hey, we got you. We’ll get you through this, and we’re going to be okay.’”
Dora Castro, Facility Administrator, Otero County Processing Center (Chaparral, NM):
“I appreciate my staff on a daily basis. My staff is everything. If it weren’t for them, the facility wouldn’t be successful.”
Darrel Vannoy, Warden, Wilkinson County Correctional Facility (Woodville, MS):
“I just appreciate the hours that my staff are willing to put in and do the extra things that they do to help these guys.”
William DeRevere, Facility Administrator, Imperial Regional Detention Facility (Calexico, CA):
“They’re the lifeblood of what we do. Sometimes it’s the little things, and everything they do is a big thing because it impacts somebody’s life.”
Brian Collins, Warden, Lindsey State Jail (Jacksboro, TX):
“Not only do I appreciate my staff very much, but they’re my family. They’re my family, and I love them. I love them from the bottom of my heart.”
Watch Part I here.
Watch Part II here.