"Utah Private Prison Firm Picks Up Mississippi Contracts" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

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Utah Private Prison Firm Picks Up Mississippi Contracts

Management & Training Corporation will take over management of the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility and two other Mississippi prisons, the Associated Press is reporting. In addition to Walnut Grove, MTC will also assume management of East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian and the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs. Earlier this year, the Mississippi Department of Corrections and The GEO Group, based in Boca Raton Fla., announced GEO would end its management of the three prisons. Based in Ogden, Utah, MTC runs runs 19 prisons. Nineteen of those agreements are with states (Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas) and six are with federal agencies. MTC is also the nation's largest contractor with the federal Labor Department's Job Corps program, operator 19 Job Corps sites across 16 states.

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