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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Media Advisory
December 14, 2011
For More Information
Contact: Press Office
(850) 488-0420

Reporters invited to the Christmas Children of Inmates visit at
Charlotte C.I. on 12/19/2011

What: The Service Network for Children of Inmates will be bringing children from all over Dade County to visit with their fathers.
Where: Charlotte Correctional Institution Visiting Park, 33123 Oil Well Road, Punta Gorda, Florida.
When: Monday, 12/19/2011 at 9:00 a.m.
Who: Inmates at Charlotte C.I. Charlotte C.I. is an adult male facility located in Punta Gorda. It currently houses 1305 inmates ranging in custody from close to community.
Why: Since April 2007, the Department of Corrections has partnered with the Service Network for Children of Inmates to strengthen the bonds between inmates and their children. The Service Network for Children of Inmates is dedicated to understanding the circumstances and needs of families with an incarcerated parent. Through these joint efforts, we are able to assist in improving the quality of life for children of incarcerated parents, their families and communities.
For More Information: If you’d like to attend, please contact Kathy Conner at (772) 559-4426.
Directions to Prison: From I-75, near Punta Gorda, Florida, take Exit 158 to Route 41. Go south (left) approximately 5 miles to Oil Well Road. Go east for approximately 3.2 miles. Turn right to Charlotte Correctional Institution.