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Press Releases and Announcements for 2009

12/21/09 FDLE and DOC Announce First Capture in 12 Days of Fugitives Campaign; Hotline Tip Leads Authorities to Armed Robber and Prison Escapee Oscar Richardson
12/07/09 FDLE and DOC Launch “12 Days of Fugitives”
11/24/09 Florida Department of Corrections saves $234,000 and 19 Floridian’s jobs with new peanut butter and jelly supplier
11/18/09 Agreement Seeks To Assist Veterans Released From Prison or on State Probation
11/09/09 Certain Non-Essential Staff in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties to Be Sent Home
10/27/09 Inmates Give Farm Program a 2nd Chance (and Vice Versa)
10/27/09 Department of Corrections probation officers increase sex offender supervision on Halloween
10/23/09 Nine-County Law Enforcement Sweep Targets Violent Offenders; Nets 158 Arrests, 23 Weapons
10/22/09 Hillsborough Correctional Garden Dedication Planned
10/22/09 Cross City K-9 Tracking Team Assisted in search for missing Clay County Girl; Probation Officers Made Contact with Sex Offenders on supervision in the area as well
10/20/09 More Department of Corrections Inmates Earning GED Certificates
10/19/09 Re-Entry Gets a Boost in Jacksonville
10/14/09 Re-Entry Gets a Boost in Jacksonville
10/12/09 Reporters Invited to Attend Re-Entry Conference at Okaloosa CI Training Building on October 15, 2009
10/06/09 Franklin Correctional Institution Holds Inmate Graduation Ceremonies
10/02/09 Department of Corrections Receives $3.4 Million Competitive Byrne Grant to Hire 30 New Probation Officers
09/30/09 Inmate John Evander Couey Dies of Natural Causes: Was on Death Row for Murder of Jessica Lunsford
09/25/09 Law Enforcement Targets Sexual Offenders: Nets 4 Arrests
09/23/09 Resource Fair at Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Center
09/17/09 Department of Corrections Employees win Corrections Gang Unit of the Year award from Florida Gang Investigators Association
09/16/09 Miami Resource Fair at Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church
09/16/09 More community supervision offenders successfully completing probation
09/14/09 Law Enforcement Targets Violent Offenders: Nets 4 Arrests
09/11/09 A Message From Warden Roderick James, Demilly CI
09/10/09 Department of Corrections Inmates Training Dogs to Help Persons with Disabilities
09/04/09 Media Day Planned for Sago Palm’s Prison Pups Program
09/04/09 Department of Corrections Re-entry Advisory Council Meeting Notice
09/01/09 Reporters invited to DAWGS Graduation to be held at Gulf Forestry Camp on September 9, 2009 at 9:00 AM CST
08/20/09 Investigation launched into Inmate Beating at Union Correctional Institution
08/18/09 Media Updates Scheduled for John Richard Marek Execution
08/14/09 Florida Department of Corrections Dedicates Second Re-entry Facility
08/11/09 City and State Partners Celebrate Re-Opening of the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center
08/11/09 Florida Department of Corrections Dedicates Second Re-entry Facility
07/31/09 Reporters invited to Second Anniversary of UTOPIA Program at Taylor Work Camp in Perry on August 7 at 10 am
07/24/09 Resource Fair at Jasper Old High School Auditorium
07/13/09 DC Secretary Walt McNeil at Community Resource Fair in Kissimmee
07/13/09 DC Investigation Nets Employee Arrest - July 13, 2009
07/08/09 First DAWGS Graduate from Gulf Forestry Camp today
07/02/09 Statement from DC Secretary Walt McNeil Regarding Officer Arrest - July 1, 2009
07/01/09 A ‘threepeat’ of generosity: Department of Corrections earns "Cal Henderson Award" for third consecutive year
06/25/09: Reporters invited to First DAWGS Graduation to be Held at Gulf Forestry Camp on July 8, 2009 at 9:00 AM CST
06/24/09: Florida Department of Corrections introduces second cell-phone sniffing dog
06/19/09: Florida Department of Corrections introducing cell-phone sniffing dog at Wakulla Correctional Institution Tour of inmate programs to follow
06/10/09: Walton Canine Team Quick Catch
05/26/09: Paws in Prison Graduation and First Anniversary Celebration
05/14/09: Coalition Continues Efforts to Impact Public Safety by Targeting Violent Offenders
05/12/09: Glades Correctional Institution Becomes Florida’s Fourth Faith and Character-Based Prison
05/08/09: Glades Correctional Institution Becomes Florida’s Fourth Faith and Character-Based Prison
04/22/09: Department of Corrections K-9 Units assist in recapturing Putnam County Jail escapees who are subsequently charged with murder, home invasion and car theft
04/22/09: Message from Secretary Walter McNeil regarding swine influenza
04/15/09: FSP Prison Officers Fired for Alleged Inmate Abuse
04/15/09: Department of Corrections Employees win 15 Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards: Cash Award Winners choose to share their winnings
04/07/09: Multi-Agency Task Force Targets Violent Offenders, Yielding Impressive Public Safety Impact
03/20/09: Hamilton Correctional Institution K-9 Officers capture burglary suspect
03/20/09: Opening of Demilly Correctional Institution with emphasis on Successful Inmate Re-Entry into Society
03/12/09: Official Opening of Demilly Correctional Institution with Emphasis On Successful Inmate Re-Entry into Society
03/03/09: Lancaster CI Farm Program CO Langford’s Innovative Idea Speeds up Carrot Harvesting
02/19/09: West Palm Beach Probation Officer’s Actions Result in Offender Arrest
02/18/09: Corrections Officers and K-9 Units Search for Missing Toddler
02/17/09: ACI's Tracking Team Catches Up with Murder Suspect -- in his mother's attic
01/27/09: Resource Fair January 30th for Offenders in Jasper
01/20/09: Reassignments
01/14/09: Corrections Employee selected to represent all Florida law enforcement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games
01/09/09 Offender Job and Resource Fair at Marianna Probation Office
01/09/09 Demilly Correctional Institution Tour
01/07/09: Department of Corrections receives $1,000 donation from Build-A-Bear Workshop Grant to assist shelter dog training programs