Former Bridgeport Resident: “I Can Honestly Say That I am Where I am Today Because of Where I was for Those Five Years”
Chris Pomroy is a former resident of the Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport, TX. He recently spoke about his experience at the facility:
“The programs that are offered are so beneficial, like the mentorship program that they allowed at Bridgeport, allowed us to be able to sit down, one on one, with a mentor, and really learn life skills. Not so much, ‘Oh, how do you write a check?’, but ‘How do you handle a situation?’.
At MTC, at Bridgeport, the church services? There was one almost every night. And you don’t see that on regular units. But with the way that MTC has set things up with the volunteers to be able to come in so regular, and to be such a key part in the building up of inmates, was phenomenal.
The volunteers and the officers at Bridgeport seen the potential in me and they seen the drive. And all they did is just show me that I could do it.
“The guards, a lot of them were really encouraging for me. When they found out I was going home, they were like, ‘You got this. You can do this. The next time I see you, I want to see you walking in the front door to come back as a volunteer.
I’m one of the leads in my company, and I work for a huge corporation. I have a nice car. I have a brand new motorcycle. I have a nice house. I have these things because of the things that were poured into me, the way to do things when I was inside. And I can honestly say that I am where I am today because of where I was for those five years.”