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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


Press Release
July 21, 2014
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

“Prison Pals N Pups” Graduation Ceremony to Be Held at Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to the Prison Pals N Pups graduation ceremony. The Prison Pals N Pups program brings together rescue dogs from the Halifax Humane Society with inmates from Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp, who obedience-train them. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. The program also partners with Orlando VA to provide veterans with companion dogs. There will be opportunities to interview inmates, veterans and program participants.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp
3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida, 32124
WHY: Through programs like Prison Pals n Pups, 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. The program also partners with Orlando VA to provide veterans with companion dogs.

If you wish to attend the “Pals n Pups” 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.

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