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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Media Advisory
April 7, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Reporters Invited to Unconditional Love Graduation of Inmate Trained Dogs

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

WHAT: Reporters are invited to the third graduating class for the Unconditional Love Project (ULP) dogs program at Calhoun Correctional Institution Work Camp.

Unconditional Love Project dogs spend ten weeks at the Work Camp being trained by an inmate so they can sit, stay, come and walk by your side without pulling on the leash. They are crate trained and housebroken. They have all their shots and have been spayed or neutered. The cost for adoption is $200. Reporters will have opportunities to interview the staff and inmates, and to be there when any awards are announced.
WHERE: Calhoun Correctional Institution
19562 SE Institutional Drive
Blountstown, Florida 32424
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  The graduation will begin at 12:00 p.m. CST.
WHY: Through programs like Unconditional Love, 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 Unconditional Love graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections’ Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 prior to the scheduled graduation, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form.

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 Unconditional Love Project graduate, contact the First Coast No More Homeless Pets in Duval County at (850) 880-6399 or visit their website at  www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org.

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