Skip navigation.
Home | About Us | Contact Us
Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
July 21, 2014
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

“Prison Pals N Pups” Graduation Ceremony to Be Held at Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to the Prison Pals N Pups graduation ceremony. The Prison Pals N Pups program brings together rescue dogs from the Halifax Humane Society with inmates from Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp, who obedience-train them. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. The program also partners with Orlando VA to provide veterans with companion dogs. There will be opportunities to interview inmates, veterans and program participants.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp
3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida, 32124
WHY: Through programs like Prison Pals n Pups, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates viable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release. The program also partners with Orlando VA to provide veterans with companion dogs.

If you wish to attend the “Pals n Pups” Graduation Ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 prior to the scheduled graduation, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form.

Please note: No video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones or cameras will be permitted inside the institution.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Changing Lives to Ensure a Safer Florida.
Visit our website at

Facebook Twitter YouTube

Privacy Policy | Accessibility