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December 9, 2022

Polk Profile - Ray Childs Works His Way Through Department of Corrections

By Breanna A. Rittman -- The Ledger

Ray Childs says the Florida Department of Corrections found him.

In 2006 Childs worked as a youth care worker at a juvenile detention facility next to the Polk Correctional Institution.

"I started working with at-risk youth during my senior year of high school…” Click here to read more.


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