Incarcerated Men at Marana Thank Staff for Keeping Them Safe

Correctional facilities and detention centers around the world have worked hard to keep their staff and the people they serve safe from COVID-19. It’s been a challenging time. Yet, some incarcerated men at the MTC-operated Arizona State Prison-Marana took a few minutes to thank the facility for all it was doing to keep them healthy. Here’s what they had to say:


Jose Garcia: I just want to say thank you to all of the inmates here, and everybody at MTC, for providing us with everything we need to be safe and clean at this time of COVID-19.







Donald Lee Harvey: I think the warden has done the best job that he could do under the circumstances. He’s kept the pods separated. We got fed chow in our pods. I thank God I’m alive.







Robert Perez: I’m very thankful for all the staff here, because they kept us safe. We went through this together, and it was very difficult times. So, thank you to everybody that was involved.







Omar Robles: I feel like the facility did an excellent job implementing social distancing, following the rules.  Protocol was established, monitoring our health, our temperature, giving us face masks, feeding us three times a day.  Made sure that we were okay. I know on the outside world, a lot of people aren’t lucky enough to say they were fed three times a day, or monitored, as far health goes. So, I’m glad that the facility did an excellent job. Thanks to the facility and the staff; especially the warden.




James R. Keeler: At first it was a bit strange getting locked down and being isolated from all the other pods. But then it finally came into play, realizing the severity of what was going on. Well, putting a long story short, I’m alive and well thanks to the staff at Marana.

About Arizona State Prison - Marana

Arizona State Prison-Marana is accredited by the American Correctional Association—
achieving 100% compliance for mandatory standards in its most recent audit. Other
accreditations and certifications include the Correctional Education Association,
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and the Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA).