Community Members Tour Century Correctional Institution
July 12, 2013
The Century Correctional Institution held a Community Partnership Event Thursday, inviting a wide ranging group of community stakeholders inside the prison.
The group was able to tour the facility and observe operations. Following the tour of the facility, the attendees watched a video and took part in a question and answer session. The event was designed to open avenues of communication between the facility and the community and provide feedback on the facility’s operations and programs.
The group attending the event included state representatives, state and local governmental officers, law enforcement representatives, members of the local education community, state officials and more.
Coming up Monday on NorthEscambia.com, we’ll begin a special series and take readers inside Century Correctional Institution for the tour that will include the medical unit, educational facilities, the chapel and prisoner dorms — including a dorm where the worst of the worst inmates are housed.
We’ll talk numbers and see how much it all costs, learn about life behind bars for prisoners and those that watch over them. And we’ll answer the age old question: Do they have air conditioning?
Pictured top and bottom: A diverse group of community members and governmental representatives toured Century Correctional Institution Thursday morning. Pictured inset: The group is seen via a security mirror. Pictured below: Warden John Whitehurst explains a prison dorm to group members. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.