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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Media Advisory
March 1, 2012
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Reporters Invited to Breakfast and Tour of Wakulla Correctional Institution March 7, 2012

Wakulla:
Community leaders and members of the news media are invited to a Community Advisory Board Breakfast and Facility Tour of Wakulla Correctional Institution (CI) that is sure to offer insights into the mission and goals of Florida's largest state agency.
When:
Wednesday, March 7. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the Wakulla CI Harry K. Singletary, Jr., Training Academy building followed by an informational presentation, and concluding with a guided tour of the institution. The event will conclude at 12 p.m.
Purpose:
This event is intended to bring community leaders together, to give them a greater understanding of the prison system while providing them with an overview of the Wakulla facility and its operations.  During breakfast, information will be provided highlighting how the facility operates. Presenters will focus on Wakulla CI’s extensive efforts to prepare inmates educationally, socially and vocationally for  re-entry into society, explaining how the department uses  risk-reduction strategies to reduce recidivism. 
Want to attend?
If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to learn about how the nation’s third-largest state prison system operates, and to have a guided tour of the Wakulla facility, please RSVP with Ms. Helen Cochran and include your contact information.    Ms. Cochran may be contacted at 850-410-1895 or at cochran.helen@mail.dc.state.fl.us.

Reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions of administrators including Warden Ricky Dixon, and may film and take photographs during the ceremony in the Training Academy, but may not film or take photographs during the prison tour.
To get to Wakulla Correctional Institution:
From I-10 take Exit 199 (US-27 South) through downtown Tallahassee, the town of Woodville (US-363, Woodville Hwy) and across the Leon/Wakulla County line. Turn left onto Commerce Boulevard (first paved road on left after the County line). Go approximately 4½ miles on Commerce Boulevard and turn right on Melaleuca Drive. Harry K. Singletary, Jr., Training Academy will be on your left.