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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Press Release
November 8, 2013
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Okeechobee Correctional Institution to Host Community Partnership Meeting

~Opportunity offered to tour the institution and gain a better understanding of the facility and its operations.~

WHAT: The Community Partnership Meeting will bring community leaders together to give them a greater understanding of the prison system, while providing them with an overview of the Okeechobee Correctional Institution (CI) and its operations. Presenters will focus on Okeechobee CI’s extensive efforts to support the Department’s mission of protecting Florida families by preparing inmates educationally, socially and vocationally for re-entry into society.
WHEN: November 12, 2013. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a brief informative presentation, a guided tour of the institution, and refreshments.
WHERE: Okeechobee Correctional Institution Training Building
3420 N.E. 168th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
WHO: Department of Corrections staff and local community leaders and stakeholders.  All members of the media are encouraged to attend the Community Partnership Meeting.  Please note: No video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones or cameras will be permitted inside the institution.
RSVP: Those who wish to attend the Community Partnership event must 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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