October 16, 2018
FDC Celebrates TAILS Graduation at Baker Re-Entry Center
If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a media background access form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.
- Media are invited to the Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills (TAILS) graduation ceremony. The TAILS program brings together rescue dogs from the non-profit organization Pit Sisters and inmates from Baker Correctional Institution Re-Entry Center for obedience training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.
- Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
- Baker Correctional Institution – Re-Entry Center
17128 U.S. Highway 90 West
Sanderson, Florida 32087
- Through programs like TAILS, the Department of Corrections focuses on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.
- To adopt a TAILS graduate, contact Pit Sisters in Duval County at (904) 710-6728 or you may visit their website at https://www.pitsisters.org/.
- From I-10, take Exit 324 (US-90 West) approximately 1 mile. The Institution will be on the left.
From I-75, take Exit 427 (US-90) approximately 20 miles. The Institution will be on the right.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.