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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Previous 2013 Issues of the DOC Perimeter Check Newsletter

December

12/20/13 Gadsden Re-Entry Center Opening, Kids 'Shop with a Cop,' Dawgs and Dogs & More!
12/13/13 Inmates Bring Joy by Building Toys for Children, Gadsden Re-Entry Center Opening on Tuesday, December 17, Holiday Cheer & More!
12/06/13 Vets Establish a VA Chapter at Union Correctional, Volunteers Honored, Gadsden Re-Entry Center Open House & More!

November

11/22/13 Department of Corrections Cost Saving Measures, Taylor Correctional Honors Volunteers, Hardee Correctional Institution K-9 Team Visits with Local Students & More!
11/15/13 News Series- Cell to Society, Returning Hearts is Mending Families, Veteran Celebration & More!
11/8/13 Suwannee CI thanked for hard work, Okeechobee Correctional Institution Community Partnership Meeting, November 12, Thank You & Recognition to All Veterans
11/1/13 Family Reunification Events, Volunteers Honored, ID's Prepare Inmates for Re-Entry... and more!

October

10/25/13 UCI Work Camp is Open, K-9 Teams Sniff Out Awards in the Manhunt Field Trials, Community Partnership Meetings & More!
10/18/13 Florida NewsMakers: with Secretary Michael Crews
10/11/13 Hernando CI Is Now a Faith Based Institution, K-9 Teams Sniff Out Awards... and more!
10/4/13 Adjusting to Life with a Parent in Prison, 14th Annual Corrections Foundation Charitable Golf Tournament, Faith & Character Based Dorm Starts Gavel Club at Gulf Correctional... and more!

September

9/27/13 Community Corrections and Law Enforcement Strike Teams Target Violent Offenders, Awards Day at Sumter Correctional, Avon Park Sesame Street Photo Album... and more!
9/20/13 Probation & Parole Helps Community, Air Filters Save $69,000, We Want to Hire Officers … More!
9/13/13 Inmates Save Officers Life, Ministry Provides Interaction with Children, Officers Needed… and more
9/6/13 Lake Alfred Officer and K-9 Take Home Prizes, "There is Hope": An inmate's account of the Sesame incarceration Initiative… and more

August

8/30/13 Honoring a Legend, Upcoming Partnership Meetings, Sesame Street Fun, the Power of Forgiveness … and more
8/23/13 The Muppets Go To Prison, Inmates train shelter dogs for veterans with PTSD … and more
8/16/13 New Work Camp Opening, Liberty County Work Squads Save Taxpayers Save $1,767,651, Dog Graduations … and more
8/9/13 Manhunt Nets Two Arrests, Inmate Labor Saves Taxpayers Millions, Officers Save Lives… and more
8/2/13 Orlando organization partners with Sesame Street, Apalachee Correctional’s K-9 Team Catch Suspect Wanted for 70 Burglaries, Lowell Correctional Institution Basic Training Program Builds with Habitat for Humanity… and more

July

8/2/13 Orlando organization partners with Sesame Street, Apalachee Correctional’s K-9 Team Catch Suspect Wanted for 70 Burglaries, Lowell Correctional Institution Basic Training Program Builds with Habitat for Humanity… and more
7/26/13 Community Corrections Staff Honored, Thank You from an Offender to an Officer, Re-Entry News  … and More
7/19/13 Sesame Street reaches out to children with parents in jail, Inside Century Correctional Institution, Zephyrhills Has Graduates Everywhere!  … and More
7/11/13 Kentucky Derby Winners Living at Lowell Correctional, Medal of Heroism Presented to Officer, Idea Saves Taxpayers Over $13,000 … and More

June

6/28/13 Officers' Idea Saves Taxpayers Over $13,000, Interviews Prepare Inmates to Re-Enter Society, 120 Inmates Earn Diplomas ... and More
6/21/13 Honoring a Fallen Angel, K-9 Team Wins National Competition, Everglades Re-Entry Fair Success ... and More
6/14/13 Institution Programs Celebrate lots of Graduates, Thank You Letters, Legends & Lace ... and More
6/7/13 Mike McFadden enjoys brightening Wakulla prisoners' lives ... and More

May

5/31/13 Sumter prison gets American Legion
5/24/13 Former Preakness Runner Hemmingway's Key Serves New Role In Ocala ... and More
5/17/13 2013 Florida Department of Corrections Memorial Service for Fallen Officers & Employees ... and More
5/10/13 Video Greetings to Department Staff in Recognition of Corrections Week 2013: Governor Scott, Senator Montford, Senator Bradley, State Attorney Dave Aronberg ... and More!
5/3/13 Top Story: Prison Pups a perfect choice for trained, home-ready pet, Inmate-trained dogs bring comfort to veterans in need, Local task force hears about positive programs & More!

April

4/26/13 Top Story: Officer Saves Accident Victim from Drowning, Union Correctional 100th Birthday Photos, &More!
4/19/13 Top Story: 100 Year Birthday Celebration of Union Correctional Institution, Paws On Parole 25th Academy Graduation
4/12/13 Top Story: Face to Face Interview with Secretary Crews, Okaloosa Awards Volunteer of the Year ... And More!
4/5/13 Top Story: Re-Entry Center Could Open in July ... And More!

March

3/29/13 Top Story: New re-entry prison aims to improve inmates' chances outside – Gadsden inmate transition center sits empty for lack of funds, staffing ... And More!
3/22/13 Top Story: Remembering a Brother – Memorial Park Dedication for Sgt. Ruben Thomas at Columbia Correctional Institution ... And More!
3/15/13 Top Story: 3rd Annual DC Doggie Dash is Tomorrow, March 16 ... And More!
3/1/13 Top Story: Dogs go to prison, come out with new skills and families ... And More!

February

2/22/13 Top Story: Setting the Record Straight: Closings costly for state prison budget ... And More!
2/15/13 Top Story: DOC Hopes To Get Prison Budget Deficit Of $95M Down To Zero By June (WFSU) ... And More!
2/8/13 Top Story: Florida Sees Decline In Number Of Ex-Inmates Going Back To Prison ... And More!
2/1/13 Top Story: News Release: Department of Corrections Budget Will Enhance Public Safety, Fill Critical Vacancies ... And More!

January

1/25/13 Top Story: Inmate Speech Delivered at Madison Correctional Institution’s Graduation Ceremonies Held by Smart Horizons Career Online Education ... And More!
1/18/13 Top Story: Gavel Clup Helps Inmates Sharpen Speaking Skills ... And More!
1/11/13 Top Story: Paws on Parole grads get their wagging papers ... And More!