November 19, 2019
FDC Celebrates Prison Pups N Pals Graduation at Tomoka Work Camp
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.
- The Prison Pups & Pals (PP&P) program brings together rescue dogs from the Halifax Humane Society with inmates from Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp, who obedience-train them to prepare them for their forever homes. The graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. The program also partners with Orlando V.A. to provide trained companion dogs to veterans in need.
Media representatives covering this event will have access to take photographs and video of the graduation and interview inmate graduates and consenting volunteers.
- Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Media should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. for processing through security and equipment set up. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
- Sheri Logue has more than 20 years of experience as a non-profit administrator and has been with the FDC Corrections Foundation since 2003. Sheri and her team are devoted to gathering support for FDC dog training programs across the state. For more information visit: https://www.correctionsfoundation.org/
- Through programs like Prison Pups N Pals, the Department of Corrections equips inmates with competencies conducive to rehabilitation, successful social reintegration and employability. Dog program graduation ceremonies are held in a traditional graduation setting and inmates showcase the graduating dogs and their newly learned obedience skills.
- Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp
3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida
If you or another member of your media organization would like to cover this event, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420 or PublicAffairs@FDC.MyFlorida.com. Attendees will be required to complete and submit a media background access form (attached).
No video or photos outside the graduation may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 95,000 inmates and supervises nearly 164,000 offenders in the community.