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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
October 20, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Putnam Correctional Institution to Hold Community Partnership Meeting

~Attendees will get to tour the institution and get a better understanding of the facility and its operations.~

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 Putnam Correctional Institution (CI) and its operations.  Presenters will focus on Putnam CI’s extensive efforts to prepare inmates educationally, socially and vocationally for re-entry into society.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21. The event will begin at 10 a.m. The event will include a brief informative presentation, a guided tour of the institution and refreshments.
WHERE: Putnam Correctional Institution
128 Yelvington Road
East Palatka, Florida 32131
WHO: Department of Corrections and local community leaders and members.  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.
RSVP: Community members who wish to attend the Community Partnership event need to contact Putnam Correctional Institution at (386) 326-6800 to RSVP. Media who wish to attend need to contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420.

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