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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Statewide Participation
by Program Type

Chart 8 reflects the statewide average of inmate participation in Chapel programs during the measurement period.

Chart 8 reflects the statewide average of inmate participation in Chapel programs during the measurement period. It should be noted that despite the variety of Chapel programs, the PWO's and RES's are by far the most popular and highly attended. The numbers in the following table are the total three-month combined attendance figures.

PWO: Primary Worship Opportunity 23,869
RES: Religious Education or Study 18,578
SPE: Special Events 5,102
CWS: Chapel Workshops 1,926
SHP: Self Help Activities 5,432
Total 54,907

Primary Worship Opportunity: Any recognized form of worship by the individual religious bodies. Catholic Mass, Christian Church Service, Jumah Prayer, Shavat, scheduled at weekly, Bi-weekly or monthly intervals

Religious Education or Study: Religious Instructional Classes, Sacred Text Studies, Instructional Video Classes, Taleem.

Special Events: Special Worship Opportunities (not regularly scheduled), Holy Days of Obligation, Civic or Cultural Celebrations, Concerts.

Chapel Workshops: Marriage Enrichment Programs, Anger Management, Prison Fellowship Seminars, normally a 1 or 2 day program addressing a religious theme.

Self-Help Activities: Representing a variety of activities such as Life Skill Classes, Substance Abuse Prevention support groups, AA.