More than 44,100 books were collected by Department of Corrections employees statewide as part of the Governor’s "Just Read, Florida" Initiative. These books have been distributed to local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Guardian Ad Litem programs, the Department of Children and Families, and to visiting parks for inmates’ children to read.
Operation Enduring Freedom Assistance Project Update: On May 31, 310 DC employees had been called to active duty relating to the events of September 11, 2001. Ninety-one have since been deactivated and returned home. DC employees have purchased pins, sponsored a casual dress week and organized other events that have raised $64,878 for the families of those on active duty.