April 15, 2016
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Staff from Charlotte Correctional Institution (CCI) will join fellow law enforcement partners, community leaders and local citizens in the March for Justice, Peace and Community Unity tomorrow, April 16. The walk, which is being organized by the Charlotte County Community Unity Task Force and will traverse the Peace River Bridge, serves as a symbolic event during which community members will gather to further the causes of peace, justice and community unity while celebrating Punta Gorda’s distinctive role and firm resolve in building peaceful progress for all.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “I applaud this display of support and am proud of our staff for engaging in such a worthy cause. In collaborating with our community and law enforcement partners throughout the state, the Department strengthens the relationships that affect positive change and further our vision of inspiring success by transforming lives.”
Those participating in the event will meet at Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, in Punta Gorda, at 8:30 a.m., where shuttle buses will transport them to the Peace River Bridge in Port Charlotte for the march itself.
For more information regarding this event, please contact Task Force members Reverend Louis Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Harris at email@example.com. For more information regarding Charlotte Correctional Institution, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420 or visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region3/510.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.