Incarcerated Men at North Central Join Fight Against COVID-19

Incarcerated Men at North Central Join Fight Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic has put a heavy strain on the medical community. Numerous volunteer groups have stepped up to the plate to help in any way they can.

Men at MTC’s North Central Correctional Complex wanted to pitch in as well

“I think it is a fantastic idea,” says Donald Smith, “and it makes me feel spiritually fulfilled.”

A team of five men, under the direction of Officer Lisa Cobb, at the MTC-operated North Central Correctional Complex were given 25 yards of tightly-woven fabric to make medical masks. The material is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Julio Colon, one of the men making the masks, says, “It makes me feel good and makes good on a crisis.”

The men are making 207 medical masks to help with the nationwide shortage. These masks can be used by medical staff and patients at and the North Central facility if needed.

“It’s a way to help during a trying time,” adds Craig Breeze.

The men say it’s been an uplifting project and one they know will make a difference.

“It is a good thing to create a positive light for our community,” says Henry Mast.

“It is good training to teach other guys other things to create and to help out when needed,” says Barry Thiery.




About North Central Correctional Complex

North Central Correctional Complex 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).