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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
March 28, 2016
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

DAWGS in Prison Graduation to be held at Gulf Forestry Camp

If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Background Access Form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.

WHAT: Media are invited to the graduation of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) program. The DAWGS program brings together shelter dogs from the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society in Port St. Joe and inmates from Gulf Forestry Camp for obedience-training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro chipped.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 9 a.m. Central Time
WHERE: Gulf Forestry Camp
3222 Doc Whitefield Road
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
WHY: Through programs like DAWGS, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-10 to Exit 142 (SR-71 South) approximately 65 miles to County Road 387, Doc Whitfield Road. Turn left off Highway 71 onto CR-387 / Doc Whitfield Road. The institution is approximately four miles from Highway 71.

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