Residents talk About Experiences Inside MTC Prisons

MTC’s mission in corrections is to educate and prepare residents so that they don’t re-offend. MTC strives—at all of its facilities—to provide a clean, orderly, and respectful environment so residents can focus on changing their lives. This is what some of the individuals at MTC facilities say:

Resident Vonice Green, Gadsden Correctional Facility (Quincy, FL)

Vonice Green

“This is actually a good place.  If you had to be in a circumstance, and do some time, this is the best place to do it.”

Resident Johnny Springer, East Texas Treatment Facility (Henderson, TX)

Johnny Springer

“MTC, on this unit?  (It’s) one of the best units I’ve ever seen or heard of or been on.”

Resident Paul Valentine, East Mississippi Correctional Facility (Meridian, MS)

(Speaking to MTC’s support of the facility’s therapy program)

Paul Valentine

“And since MTC has taken over, they have put a lot more resources into the program that’s made a tremendous difference.  They bought new material for us, they’ve hired another staff member, they bought new AA and NA books for us; things that we’ve been needing for a long time.  So I’m really grateful for them offering the program, and all of the resources that they allocate towards the program that can help us to have the best opportunity to get out of prison and stay out of prison.”

Resident Sabrina Orbera, Gadsden Correctional Facility (Quincy, FL)

Sabrina Orbera

“This is actually a compound that does care, that does care about their inmates and wants to see them better themselves, and helps them in every way so that they don’t come back.  So I’m happy that I’m here.  I’m happy that I’m here. This is a great opportunity with a lot of programs.”

Resident Mary Thorn, Gadsden Correctional Facility (Quincy, FL)

Mary Thorn

“Well, it’s really great to know that we aren’t considered hardened criminals; that we are worth rehabilitating.”

About Gadsden Correctional Facility

Gadsden Correctional Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association—
achieving 100% 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).