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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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

40th DAWGS in Prison Graduation at Gulf Forestry Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to the graduation of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) program. The DAWGS program brings together shelter dogs from the St. Joseph Bay Human Society in Port St. Joe with inmates from Gulf Forestry Camp, who obedience-train them. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 24. The graduation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Central Time
WHERE: Gulf Forestry Camp
3222 DOC Whitefield Road
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
WHY: Through programs like DAWGS program, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.

If you wish to attend the DAWGS in Prison graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections' Office of Communications 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.

Directions: Take I-10 to Exit 142 (SR-71 South) approximately 65 miles to County Road 387, Doc Whitfield Road. Turn left off Highway 71 onto CR-387 / Doc Whitfield Road. The institution is approximately four miles from Highway 71.


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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