Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


December 9, 2022

Inmates Speak to Program Success

Inmates Speak to Program Success

Claire Jones

Defuniak Springs, Fla. — Teaching inmates how to take accountability for their actions, and help them learn how to integrate back into society, are the main goals of the Walton Correctional Institution's Re-Entry program.
Friday, with loved ones there to support them, 31 of the facility's inmates graduated from the program.

"It helped me see how much further I have to go,"" Juan Rivera, an inmate and program graduate, said. "Now that I've accomplished something, I can see the goals and I can keep chasing it. And the picture is right there in sight, you know, like a going through a tunnel. And I see that light, I just keep running for it."

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As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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