Lowell Correctional Institution (Ocala, FL)
Year Established: 2000
Partner: Florida Department of Corrections
Located in the “horse capital” of Florida is the TRF Second Chances Program at Lowell Correctional Institute.
The program has cared for a number of equine celebrities over the years, including Grade 1 stakes winner Forbidden Apple, a star on thetuf who earned over $1.6 million during his career..
While the horses bask in the warmth of the Florida sun, the inmates are learning skills that can be put to use upon their release.
In five months, inmate, J.T. says she has learned “more about horses than I thought there was to know. I really like them.” Caring for the horses has changed her life’s direction, encouraging her to work at a horse farm or equine facility.