City Manager Explains Why the Kyle Correctional Center is Vital to the Community
MTC has worked and lived in the Kyle, Texas area for many years and deeply appreciates its neighbors.
Scott Sellers, who’s the city manager in Kyle, says it this way. “We have a great relationship with the Kyle correctional facility…The city of Kyle has been very fortunate to have the MTC family in our city for so long. They Kyle correctional facility has been a partner with the city.”
The Kyle Correctional Center strives to be a good community citizen and support the city of Kyle in whatever ways possible. The facility, in turn, is indebted to the city for their support.
“They’ve been very, very helpful,” says Warden Bruce Zellar, “any question I have, anything I try to do…They really fought to have this facility here, they’re glad it’s here, and they want to keep it, so they’re very supportive as a whole.”
City leaders are also very pleased with the efforts being made at the facility to rehabilitate the residents and make a difference in the lives of incarcerated men.
“The work here is great with the focus on education, the focus on training, and really getting our residents to the point where they are not just released, but where they’re productive, contributing members of society. And that’s what we love to see in Kyle.”
Community support from the Kyle City area is also felt from the impact of so many willing volunteers who regularly serve the residents of the facility.
“We get a lot of volunteers from various entities,” says Warden Zellar, “and various churches and such, and they bring a lot of variety of interest to this facility. And one all don’t fit all, but a few like this one, a few more like this one, and we get a lot of involvement by having a variety.”
“We’ve always appreciated our relationship,” adds Mr. Sellers. “From the staff at city hall, to the elected officials, to the regional officials. And we’re very proud to have the Kyle correctional facility here.”
About Kyle Correctional Center
Kyle Correctional Center is accredited by the American Correctional Association—
achieving over 99% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory standards in
its most recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the Correctional
Education Association and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).