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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
january 09, 2015
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: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 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 as soon as possible, 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 PARTNER: The Halifax Humane Society adoption fee is only $70. Dogs that are over five years of age are adopted for $35 – a bargain, when you consider that the dog will be trained and housebroken.  Adoption forms may be obtained by calling the shelter at (386) 274-4703.  For more information about the program, please visit www.prisonpups.org or halifaxhumanesociety.org.

Directions to Tomoka WC/CI at 3950 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32124-1098.

From Orlando:  I-4 East to exit 129, East 92 – Merge onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 E via EXIT 129 on the LEFT toward Daytona Beach, Make a U-TURN at OLD DELAND RD onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 W, follow for 2.1 miles and turn RIGHT onto INDIAN LAKE RD, follow .8 miles and Turn LEFT onto TIGER BAY RD, follow until reaching TOMOKA CI WORK CAMP

From Jacksonville:  I-95 S to exit 261B, West 92 – Merge onto W INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD/US-92 W via EXIT 261B toward DELAND, follow 4.6 miles and Turn RIGHT onto INDIAN LAKE Road, follow .8 miles and Turn LEFT onto TIGER BAY RD, follow until reaching TOMOKA CI WORK CAMP

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