As you’re reading this, please try to remember, these men are NOT SUPPOSED TO BE PRISONERS. However, TCCO and MTC have taken men that finished their prison sentences and locked them inside a different prison in a different town. NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT…
The employee that talks to us so we will be informed said this- “On 11-13-20 Chief James Winckler ordered all volunteer cleaning of the pods to stop. The workers on each pod have not been paid and have been told to stop. The facility is dirty and full of trash, over-run with virus, and sickness is spreading to other areas”.
I talked to an employee of the facility a few days ago. I was told they are supposed to have 15 security officers during the day shift. I asked if MTC was still hiring officers from other facilities, but I was told no. So, I asked if they had enough security officers on staff to have 15 on the day shift and then 12 on the night shift. The employee I talked to said, “Not even close!”
The employee disclosed that they usually have around 4-5 guards for the day shift. How do 4 or 5 guards cover all those areas? The front door, crash gate, medical, 5 buildings, at least!
The residents are wanting to wash their bedding, but the Security Director, James Winckler, won’t allow it. They can take a shower, but they aren’t allowed to have clean bedding. They sit all day on their beds because they’re locked inside their cells. After more than 3 weeks without washing their blankets and sheets, they needs to be washed. The same employee described MTC as a “poorly run, shitty company”. The employee continued by saying the administration lies to the employees all the time. They continue to make them work like slaves. The employee stated, “This is so wrong right now, the lockdown”.
The latest report is that there are 57 cases of Covid inside the facility. These men are being held captive in locked cells!
They have not committed an additional offense after leaving prison.
The entire reason for taking the residents to this facility was for a treatment program, and there is no treatment going on at this time. There hasn’t been any treatment happening for a very long time. Why are these men still made to stay here?
There are no case managers going to this facility.
The TCCO Board knows these men are locked inside these cells. They know the residents are prevented from going outside. They know the residents are getting sick. They KNOW there was a man that died on Wednesday, November 4th.
We ALL need to call these board members and ask them:
“When are you going to send these men home to a safe environment to SAVE LIVES and to save the state tens of millions of dollars?”
Marsha McLane- 512-341-4421
Christy Jack- 817-203-2220
Kathryn “Katie” McClure- 979-703-7014
Roberto Dominguez- 956-584-5111
Jose Aliseda- 361-358-1550
Rona Stratton Gouyton- 817-237-1234
Senator Hinojosa- 956-318-0725/512-463-0120
Senator Perry- 806-783-9934/512-463-0128
Representative Matt Schaefer- 903-592-0900/512-463-0584