Since the early 1980s, MTC has been serving at-risk populations by providing them with education and technical training—so it was a natural transition when MTC entered the field of corrections and rehabilitation in 1987. And the work MTC does in corrections changes people’s lives forever.
Paul McAfee, Former Offender, Diboll Correctional Center
“The warden and other staff really cared about me. It’s because of them that I changed my life. The facility gave me the opportunity to learn a lot of things that have been helpful to me in society today.”
Family members and friends of incarcerated individuals also talk about MTC’s commitment to improving the lives of offenders and detainees.
“As a frequent visitor visiting my son, it was obvious that Cleveland Correctional Center is run by an excellent group of people who really care about the inmates and their families. I can’t say enough about the kind and professional correctional officers we interacted with.” ~ Mother of incarcerated man – Cleveland Correctional Center
MTC provides over 26,000 men and women at 21 correctional facilities and four detention centers with rehabilitation programs and comprehensive services to help them prepare for a successful transition back to society. The majority of offenders will eventually be released, and it’s our responsibility to ensure they’re equipped with the knowledge and skills they need so they don’t re-offend.
The MTC Impact in 2018
- 24,660 vocational, educational, substance abuse, and life-skills certificates earned by offenders
- 29,315,737 hours of effective programming and structured activities provided to offenders and detainees
- 814,316 service hours spent helping improve local communities
“The rehabilitation and reform that is provided here gives us a second chance at life and is truly a gift to our children. You’re not only helping this generation. There is a trickle-down effect. I am so grateful to you and Gadsden for helping me make the much needed changes in my life.”
~ Inmate, Gadsden Correctional Facility