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Sheriff's Office Sends Donations to Haiti

Miami Herald, The (FL)
2005-04-13
Section: Broward & State
Edition: Broward
Page: 2B

The Broward Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Corrections are participating in the donation of correctional equipment and supplies to the Haitian Prison Authority, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Correctional Association, a Lanham, Md.-based professional association. ``Haiti is not only our neighbor, but our law enforcement partner,'' Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne said, according to the news release. The donated items are being prepared this week at BSO's Joseph V. Conte Jail in Pompano Beach for shipment on Monday, according to the association.

The Haitian Prison Authority operates 15 facilities with a population of nearly 2,200 inmates. Items donated include computer equipment, medical supplies, sanitation products, an X-ray machine, and equipment for the prison infirmary.

Financing for shipments was made available through the Green Family Foundation of Miami and Armor Correctional Health Services.

This is the second shipment of correctional supplies coordinated jointly by the correctional association and the Institute for Criminal Justice Healthcare's Health Through Walls program.

Also this month, a shipment of items donated from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections was sent to the Republic of Tanzania Prison Services. Additional donations of correctional supplies from other agencies in the United States to countries in need are planned for later this year.