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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Education and Job Training

Wellness Education

Tim Mahler
(850) 410-4415
SUNCOM 210-4415

The Wellness Education Section is responsible for providing inmates with formal training in wellness education and activities that promote benefits in all five dimensions of wellness: 1) physical 2) social 3) emotional 4) intellectual, and 5) spiritual. The intent of the program is to assist inmates in taking full responsibility for their health and well-being.

Accomplishments in 1996-97:

  • During FY96-97, Wellness Education staff awarded 1,132 Mastery of Wellness certificates to inmates who had successfully completed the 63 hour Wellness Education course. This represents a 50% increase in the number of certificates awarded over the previous fiscal year.

  • Weight-training activities became a "privileged access" activity during the spring. This requires inmates to stay free of disciplinary infractions if they intend to participate in resistance training activities.

  • The wellness program joined with the Division of Cultural Affairs and community-based artists to conduct two separate Wellness Arts Education projects.