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News: Media Advisory

Officials to Join Incarcerated Veterans to Showcase New Vets’ Dorm at Haynesville Correctional Center

Where:
Haynesville Correctional Center
650 Barnfield Road
Haynesville, VA 22472

When:
November 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Who:
Eric Endries, Regional Director for the Virginia Wounded Warriors Program
Harold Clarke, Virginia Department of Corrections Director
Daniel T. Mahon, Haynesville Warden
84 incarcerated veterans

What:
Following a brief ceremony, officials will cut the ribbon to the new vets’ dorm and tour the dorm, which the incarcerated veterans moved into in July. Media are invited to cover the entire tour and speak with officials and consenting offenders.

Why:
The Virginia Department of Corrections’ VETS program (Veterans Expecting to Transition Successfully) at Haynesville is a pilot program open to incarcerated veterans who are within 24 to 36 months of their release date and were not dishonorably discharged. VETS participants aim to regain the respect and honor they once held while serving their country and to re-enter society successfully. All branches of the military are represented in the program.

Media contacts:
Lisa Kinney, 804-674-3275
Larry Traylor, 804-674-3574

Special note to media: Please be advised when covering the vets’ dorm event that equipment will be searched, cell phones must be left with security, and jeans are not allowed (as they are part of the inmates' uniforms).