March 16, 2015
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TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Corrections honored the presence of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus in their tour of Wakulla Correctional Institution on Friday, March 13.
Senator Dwight Bullard who serves as the Chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, Representative Hazelle Rogers, Representative Barbara Watson, Representative Cynthia Stafford, Representative Daphne Campbell, and Representative Bobby Powell were among those in attendance.
Members of the Caucus spent the afternoon speaking with staff and viewing the facility’s programs.
“The Department is delighted to welcome the Florida Legislative Black Caucus to Wakulla Correctional Institution,” said Secretary Julie Jones. “I look forward to working closely with the Caucus in our mission of changing lives to ensure a safer Florida.”
“The members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus thank Secretary Jones and her team for putting together an informative tour,” said Senator Dwight Bullard. “Our Caucus recognizes the hard work that Corrections staff does each and every day. We look forward to working with Secretary Jones to make our facilities safe for both staff and inmates.”
Wakulla Correctional Institution was established in 1996 and houses adult male inmates. In 2005, Wakulla C.I. became a male Faith and Character-Based Institution (FCBI), offering faith and character based programming in a positive environment to inmates focused on personal growth and character development.
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.