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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
April 19, 2002
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Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Media Advisory
Wakulla Correctional Institution
Faith-Based Dorm Dedication

Department of Corrections Secretary Michael W. Moore, Deputy Secretary Richard Dugger and Chief of Staff Peggy Ball will tour and dedicate the new faith-based dorm (based on Senate Bill 912) at Wakulla Correctional Institution on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. All interested media is invited.

The Department of Corrections received more than $611,000 for the creation of faith-based dorms at six prison facilities. This is a continuing effort on the part of Florida's DOC to help inmates develop inner strength, positive behavior and more education so that they may become productive citizens upon their release. Additionally, the department was appropriated $1,940,000 for 400 faith-based transitional beds and $2.5 million for 16 new chaplains and 52 transition release specialists at all the major institutions. Wakulla Correctional Institution is the final faith-based prison dorm to open in Florida under Senate Bill 912 that passed during the 2001 Legislative session.

All interested media need to report to the administration building at 6:00 p.m. Please note that everyone is subject to search and must have photo identification. No cell phones, pagers or pocketknives are allowed inside the prison, nor may shorts, t-shirts or sandals be worn inside the prison. More information on Wakulla Correctional Institution can be found at: www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region1/.

Location:
Wakulla Correctional Institution
110 Melaleuca Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327