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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Media Advisory
November 8, 2010
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Reporters Invited to 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program
at DADE C.I. on 11/18/2010

WHAT: Inmates at Dade Correctional Institution will be speaking to children that are participants of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program on 11/18/2010, at 10:30 am.  Reporters are invited to the Presentation and to film and interview the inmates. The program consists of staff speakers and inmate speakers. The program concludes with a question and answer forum.

WHERE: Dade Correctional Institution Visiting Park, 19000 SW 377th St. Florida City, Fl. 33032  

WHEN: Thursday, 11/18/2010 at 10:30 am

WHO: Inmates at Dade Correctional Institution. Dade C.I. is an (adult male) facility located in Miami Dade.  It currently houses 1659 inmates ranging in custody from close to community.

WHY: The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program was founded by Senator Frederica Wilson in an attempt to help young men become role models for their peers and become positive, productive members of society. Part of the program consists of a prison visit, during which a select group of inmates share their stories and speak about how their bad choices got them to where they are today. This program initially was to help the children who visit to see what life could be like if they choose the wrong road. The program has become an incentive to the inmates who participate because it has led them on a path of self betterment, responsibility, ownership and growth. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you’d like to attend, please contact Kathy Conner (772) 468-3933 or 559-4426, so a background check can be completed.

DIRECTIONS TO PRISON: Take Turnpike to last exit south (to Florida City); turn right at first light (W. Palm Drive), go straight for two miles to 4-way stop (Tower Road). Turn left on Tower Road and drive for 1½ miles to the next 4-way stop (SW 376th Street). When you pass that stop sign, you will see the institution on left side of the road. Make a left at 377th Street onto institutional grounds.