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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
June 23, 2015
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Baker Re-Entry Center Holds First Commencement Ceremony for
GED Program Graduates

Sanderson, FL – The Florida Department of Corrections commends the first graduates of Baker Re-Entry Center’s inaugural GED class. 

Baker Re-Entry Center staff, students and graduates’ families attended the graduation ceremony. Kim Riley, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Re-Entry, made congratulatory remarks celebrating the students’ accomplishments. Ocial Green led the class as valedictorian while Mark Buck, James Manning and Michael Testa all received diplomas.

“The Department applauds the dedication and hard work that these gentlemen have shown in their education efforts,” said Secretary Julie Jones. “Their perseverance through adversity embodies the rehabilitative attitudes crucial to successful re-integration into Florida’s communities.”
Baker Re-Entry Center, located in Sanderson, FL, opened its doors on March 2, 2015 and offers full-time education and vocational programs for offenders within 36 months release. 

For more information on educational and vocational programs, as well as other re-entry initiatives, within the Florida Department of Corrections, please contact the Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420 or through email at   



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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