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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
December 19, 2011
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300 Children of Inmates to take part in Special Holiday Visits

Beginning today, eight busloads of children whose parents are incarcerated in Florida prisons will be heading to eight prisons in South Florida so they can spend some time during the holidays with their loved ones. Approximately 300 children will be visiting their mothers or fathers at Lowell, Martin, Charlotte, Okeechobee, Dade, Homestead, Everglades and Broward Correctional Institutions in the coming weeks.

During the three to four hour family bonding visits at the prisons, the children and their parents will have an opportunity to read, do puzzles or arts-and-crafts together and play board games. The families will also have lunch together and pose for pictures. On the way home, the kids will be treated to bowling, skating, or an amusement park.

This program is sponsored and organized by the Service Network for Children of Inmates and The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade. The Children’s Trust pays transportation costs, staff time and other expenses associated with the trip. For more about the Children’s Trust, go to

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