Mark Luttrell Transition Center
Superintendent Taurean J. James
6000 State Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
The mission of the Mark Luttrell Transition Center (MLTC) is to enhance public safety by providing offenders with a supportive living environment and evidence-based transitional services. The offenders, who will be referred to as residents, will have the opportunity to develop the social skills, employment skills and self-discipline necessary to successfully reenter society. This facility is a transition center for male residents and has an operating capacity of 454 residents.
Residents will have phase-based programming focusing on cognitive and behavioral care, education and job skills. Phase I will consist of a class structured environment. Phase II will offer expanded programming, however, the residents will be required to maintain a job inside the facility. After successfully completing Phase I & II, the residents will move on to Phase III where they will maintain a job in the community.
Research has shown a transitioned approach to reentry along with evidence-based programming and job skill development can greatly improve an offender's chance of successful reentry. Those who are gainfully employed following their release from prison are significantly less likely to re-offend resulting in fewer tax dollars being spent on incarceration and safer communities.