April 22, 2019
FDC Celebrates Prison Pups N Pals Graduation at Tomoka Work 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.
- Reporters are invited to the graduation of the Prison Pups N Pals program at Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp at 3950 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach, Florida, 32124-1098.
- Graduation is at 10:00AM on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. Reporters will have an opportunity to interview and photograph/film inmates and program participants.
- Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp
3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida, 32124-1098
- The PP&P program brings together rescue dogs from the Halifax Humane Society with inmates from Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp, who obedience-train them. The graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. We also partner with Orlando V.A. and Give Companion Dogs to Veterans with PTSD.
- Through programs like Prison Pups N Pals, 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 PP&P graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections’ Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 as soon as possible to ensure background checks are completed in time for the event.
- The Halifax Humane Society adoption fee is only $70! Dogs that are over 5 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.
- 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.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.