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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
February 9, 2015
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

16th HART Graduation to Be Held at Wakulla Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to the 16th HART Graduation ceremony. The Heartworm Assistance Rehabilitation Training (HART) program brings together dogs that have tested positive for canine heart worms from Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center with inmates from Wakulla Correctional Institution, who obedience-train them while being treated. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.
WHEN: Thursday, February 12 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Wakulla Work Camp- Visiting Park
110 Melaleuca Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
WHY: Through programs like HART, 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 16th HART 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.

Directions to Wakulla Work Camp: From I-10 take Exit 199 (US-27 South) through downtown Tallahassee, the town of Woodville (US-363, Woodville Hwy) and across the Leon/Wakulla County line. Turn left onto Commerce Boulevard (first paved road on left after the County line). Go approximately 4½ miles on Commerce Boulevard and turn right on Melaleuca Drive. Travel approximately ½ mile and turn right into the institutional parking lot.

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