January 10, 2017
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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 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 50th graduation ceremony of the Developing Adoptable Dogs with Good Sociability (DAWGS) in Prison program. This 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, January 11, 9:00 a.m. CT|
|WHERE:||Gulf CI Forestry Camp
3222 Doc Whitefield Road
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
|WHY:||Through programs like DAWGS in Prison, 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.|
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||To adopt a DAWGS in Prison graduate, contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at (850)-227-1103 or visit www.dawgsinprison.com.|
|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.|
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.
Inspiring success by transforming one life at a time. Visit our website at www.dc.state.fl.us.