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Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Media Advisory
March 25, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

CARE Graduation at Baker Correctional’s Work Camp

~Inmate trained dog program at Baker Correctional Institution’s Work Camp.~

WHO: Reporters are invited to the graduation of the prison Canine Assist with Re-Entry (CARE) program at Baker Correctional Institution’s Work Camp. Reporters will have the opportunity to interview and photograph/film inmates and program participants.
WHEN: Graduation begins at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014
WHERE: Baker Correctional Institution’s Work Camp
20706 U.S. Highway 90 West
Sanderson, Florida 32087-2359
WHAT: The CARE program is a partnership between the First Coast No More Homeless Pets and Baker Correctional Institution that brings together dogs, with inmates from Baker Correctional Institution, who will obedience train them. The dogs who graduate are crate trained, house broken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, understand basic commands, and are micro chipped.
WHY: Through programs like CARE, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates viable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.

If you wish to attend the CARE graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections’ Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 before the scheduled graduation, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form prior to the event.

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.

Our Community Partners: To adopt a CARE graduate, contact the First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Duval County at (904) 425-0005 or visit their website at  www.fcnmhp.org.

Directions to Baker Correctional Institution: From I-10, take Exit 324 (US-90 West) approximately four miles. The Institution will be on the left. From I-75, take Exit 427 (US-90) approximately 15 miles. The Institution will be on the right.

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