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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Media Advisory
August 14, 2013
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

You are invited to tour
Charlotte Correctional and attend the Community Partnership Meeting

WHAT: This Community Partnership Meeting 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 Charlotte Correctional Institution (CI) and its operations.  Presenters will focus on Charlotte CI’s extensive efforts to prepare inmates educationally, socially and vocationally for re-entry into society. 
WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this event is to provide an overview of the facility and operations at the institution level. 
WHERE: Charlotte Correctional Institution
33123 Oil Well Road
Punta Gorda, Florida 33955
WHO: Department of Corrections and local dignitaries to Charlotte and surrounding Counties.  The Community Partnership Meeting is open to all media, however no video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones will be permitted inside the institution.
WHY: Community members who wish to attend the Community Partnership event need to contact Carol Heilman at (941) 833-2307, heilman.carolyn@mail.dc.state.fl.us or Leslee Pippin at (941) 833-2478, pippin.leslee@mail.dc.state.fl.us to RSVP. Media who wish to attend need to contact the Department of Corrections’ Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 and submit the Media Access Form prior to the event.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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