June 7, 2016
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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 access background 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 Florida Inmates & Dog Obedience (FIDO) Project graduation ceremony. The FIDO Project program brings together rescue dogs from the Marion County Animal Services with inmates from Marion Correctional Institution Work Camp for obedience training. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.|
|WHEN:||Friday, June 10, 11 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Marion Correctional Institution Work Camp
3269 Northwest 105th Street
Ocala, Florida 34481
|WHY:||Through programs like FIDO Project, the Department of Corrections focuses on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.|
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||Adoption costs are only $50. For more information about The FIDO Project adoption, please contact Marion County Animal Services at (352) 671-8700 or click here.|
|DIRECTIONS:||Drive 9.5 miles north of Ocala on SR-25A. Or, from I-75, take Exit 358 (SR-326 East) to first traffic light, turn north and drive approximately 4 miles. The facility is located on the east side of SR-25A.|
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.