June 7, 2016
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If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a media access background form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.
|WHAT:||Media are invited to the Rehabilitation of Castaway K-9s (R.O.C.K.) Hounds graduation ceremony. The R.O.C.K. Hounds program brings together rescue dogs from the Lake City Humane Society with inmates from Union Correctional Institution for obedience training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.|
|WHEN:||Friday, June 10, 10 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Union Correctional Institution
25636 Northeast State Road 16
Raiford, Florida 32083
|WHY:||Through programs like R.O.C.K. Hounds, the Department focuses on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.|
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||The Lake City Humane Society adoption fee is only $40. Adoption forms may be obtained by calling the shelter at (386) 752-3191. For more information about the program, please visit www.lakecityhumane.org or https://www.facebook.com/UCIRockHounds.|
|DIRECTIONS:||From East: SR-16, 11 miles west of Starke on left. From North (Macclenny): SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 2 miles. The Institution is on the right.
From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left. Go approximately 6 miles. Just outside town of Raiford turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 2 miles. The Institution is on the right.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.