The Willacy County Regional Detention Facility - MTC is a regional detention center for Willacy County and surrounding counties in Texas. The low-security facility located at 1601 Buffalo Dr in Raymondville which is fenced with razor-wire and perimeter patrol. The inmates are provided with the opportunities for rehabilitation and self-improvement through programs focused on vocational skills for when the offender re-enters society.
The facility was built as a medium-security structure, although now it is classified as low security. It is made up of modules each containing four dormitories (each with a sleeping area, dining area/ day room, and restroom), disciplinary cells, a multipurpose room, an infirmary, a visiting center, and security stations. It was designed to house 90 criminals per dormitory "block".
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Willacy County Regional Detention Facility - MTC is detention facility owned by private prison company to handle the intake, and housing of offenders for the Willacy County Sheriff, the State of Texas, Bureau of Prisons, the US Marshal Service and Immigration (ICE). This regional operation is structured to implement superior quality controls to the standards set by the jurisdiction whose inmates are being held. The correctional facility offers a full complement of high-quality services, including secure custody services, academic and vocational programming, secure transportation service, correctional health, and mental health care.
The main benefit of the contracting of prisons to private operators is that it can save money. The end goal is to house prisoners in an attempt to rehabilitate them or remove them from the streets. The corporation's end goal is to profit from anything they deal in. In order to make money as a private prison, they receive a stipend from the government.