February 6, 2015
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|WHAT:||Media are invited to the graduation of the prison Canine Assist with Re-Entry (CARE) program. CARE dogs spend nine weeks at Baker Correctional Institution Work Camp being trained by an inmate so they can sit, stay, come and walk by your side without pulling on the leash. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered and up-to-date on shots. The cost for adoption is $50.00.|
|WHEN:||Friday, February 13, 2015. The graduation will begin at 10 a.m. EST.|
|WHERE:||Baker Correctional Institution
20706 U.S. Highway 90 West
Sanderson, Florida 32087
|WHY:||Through programs like CARE program, 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 CARE graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 as soon as possible, 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 CARE graduate, contact the First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Duval County at (904) 520-7911 or visit their website at www.fcnmhp.org.
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.