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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Media Advisory
November 13, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Northwest Florida Reception Center to Hold Community Partnership Meeting

~Attendees will get to tour the institution and get a better understanding of the facility and its operations. ~

WHAT: This Community Partnership Meeting is intended to bring community leaders together, to give them a greater understanding of the prison system while providing them with an overview of the Northwest Florida Reception Center (NWFRC) and their operations. Presenters will focus on NWFRC’s efforts to prepare inmates educationally, socially and vocationally for re-entry into society.
WHEN: Friday, November 14. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Central Standard Time. The event will include a brief informative presentation, a guided tour of the institution and refreshments.
WHERE: Northwest Florida Reception Center
4455 Sam Mitchell Drive
Chipley, Florida 32428
WHO: Department of Corrections and local community leaders and members. The Community Partnership Meeting is open to all media, however no video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones will be permitted inside the institution.
RSVP: Community members who wish to attend the Community Partnership event need to contact Northwest Florida Reception Center at (850) 773-6201 to RSVP. Media who wish to attend need to contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 as soon as possible to get prior consent and approval from Department staff at event for any requested equipment list.


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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