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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
May 6, 2016
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Charlotte Correctional Institution’s Leadership Team Participates in Mental Health Awareness Walk

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Charlotte Correctional Institution (CI)’s leadership team will join the Charlotte County community in raising mental health awareness by walking 1.75 miles in Charlotte Behavioral Health’s Mental Awareness Walk on Saturday, May 7. This event aims to inform the individuals and families affected by this illness of the help and resources available to them.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department has taken great strides in combating mental illness and is committed to ensuring the proper treatment and care of all our inmates. I applaud Charlotte CI’s contribution to raising awareness for this important cause.”

For more information about the walk, please visit or e-mail Jessica Potts at Charlotte Behavioral Health at


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.

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