September 20, 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 background access 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 graduation ceremony of the Prison Pups N’ Pals program. This program brings together shelter dogs from Halifax Humane Society and inmates from Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp for obedience-training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. Tomoka CI also partners with Orlando Veterans Affairs to provide companion dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD.|
|WHEN:||Thursday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp
3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida 32124
|WHY:||Through programs like Prison Pups N’ Pals, 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.|
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||To adopt a Prison Pups N’ Pals graduate, please contact the Halifax Humane Society at (386) 274-4703. For more information about the program, please visit www.prisonpups.org.|
|DIRECTIONS:||From Orlando: I-4 East to exit 129, East 92 – Merge onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 E via EXIT 129 on the LEFT toward Daytona Beach, Make a U-TURN at OLD DELAND RD onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 W, follow for 2.1 miles and turn RIGHT onto INDIAN LAKE RD, follow .8 miles and Turn LEFT onto TIGER BAY RD, follow until reaching TOMOKA CI WORK CAMP From
Jacksonville: I-95 S to exit 261B, West 92 – Merge onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 W via EXIT 261B toward DELAND, follow 4.6 miles and Turn RIGHT onto INDIAN LAKE Road, follow .8 miles and Turn LEFT onto TIGER BAY RD, follow until reaching TOMOKA CI WORK CAMP
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.