January 16, 2020
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Department of Corrections to Host Inaugural Inmate Masonry Competition
- Media are invited to attend the inaugural Statewide Masonry Competition at Baker Correctional Institution in Sanderson, Florida. The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is partnering with the Florida Masonry Apprenticeship & Educational Foundation (FMAEF) to conduct this inter-institutional competition, bringing together seven teams from various Florida correctional institutions to showcase their masonry skills. Masonry competitions are used industry wide to highlight the quality, skill and fidelity of masonry education programs.
- FDC’s masonry programs offer industry-recognized certifications through rigorous coursework and hands-on experience. This training program equips inmates with the skills necessary for employment. Prior to release, inmates are paired with industry professionals through FMAEF to assist with immediate employment opportunities. For more information regarding FDC Masonry programs, watch our Profiles in Corrections: Vocational Teacher video.
- Secretary Mark S. Inch will be present at the event along with guest judges from Florida Masonry Apprenticeship & Educational Foundation.
- Wednesday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Media have the option to attend a portion of the competition during the day, including judging and awards. Please contact our office to arrange specific scheduling.
- Baker Correctional Institution
20706 US Highway 90 West
Sanderson, Florida 32087
Media space will be limited. Please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will be required to complete and submit a media background access form. Media attendees will have an opportunity to interview and film/photograph Secretary Inch, inmate participants and industry representatives.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates approximately 90,000 inmates and supervises nearly 155,000 offenders in the community.