New Mexico Corrections Secretary Wants to “Duplicate” MTC’s Otero Facility

During a recent event at the Otero County Prison Facility in Chaparral, New Mexico, the state’s corrections leader praised MTC’s facility for its commitment to excellence in all aspects of operation. Secretary David Jablonski said:

“This facility, I think, is the best facility in the country. You look at the model that you have here. I think the state, New Mexico, we want to achieve what you guys do here. It’s amazing, with your audits. The morale is incredible here with the staff. It’s reflective of the vacancies—very low vacancies. The programming here is above board. I can’t say enough about this facility. I wish I could duplicate it up north in New Mexico.”

About Otero County Prison Facility

Otero County Prison 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).