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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
August 19, 2014
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Hardee Hero Hounds’ 10th Graduation to Be Held at Hardee Correctional Institution Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to Hardee Hero Hounds’ 10th Graduation. The Hardee Hero Hounds program brings together greyhounds from the Greyhound Advancement Center and inmates from Hardee Correctional Institution Work Camp, who obedience-train them. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered and up-to-date on shots.
WHEN: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hardee Correctional Institution
6901 State Road 63
Bowling Green, Florida 33834
WHY: Through programs like Hardee Hero Hounds, 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.

If you wish to attend the Hardee Hero Hounds 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.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER: To adopt a Hardee Hero Hound graduate, contact the Greyhounds Advancement Center at (813) 44-GREY1 or go to  to find out more about this program.

DIRECTIONS TO HARDEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION: Interstate-75 to Exit 229, Moccasin Wallow Road East and turn south onto Highway 301 turn left (east) onto S.R. 62 for 25.7 miles. The facility is on the right.


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

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