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Press Release
December 5, 2017
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

FDC Celebrates TAILS Dog Program Graduation at Baker Correctional Institution

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 Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills (TAILS) graduation ceremony. The TAILS program brings together rescue dogs from the nonprofit Pit Sisters with inmates from Baker Correctional Institution Work Camp for obedience training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Baker Correctional Institution – Work Camp Visitor’s Park
20706 U.S. Highway 90 West
Sanderson, FL 32087
WHY: Through programs like TAILS, the Department of Corrections focuses on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.
CONTACT: To adopt a TAILS graduate, contact Pit Sisters in Duval County at (904) 710-6728, or you may visit their website at
DIRECTIONS: From I-10: take Exit 324 (US-90 West) approximately 4 miles. The institution will be on the left.
From I-75: take Exit 427 (US-90) approximately 15 miles. The institution will be on the right.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.

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