Leadership NEXT goes behind bars at the Lee County jail

Lee County Sheriff’s Office to present the high-level operations to run the correctional facility and give guests an exclusive tour

Leadership NEXT is a professional organization for advancing business leaders in Southwest Florida. It is brought to you by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.  They will host their next program on Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lee County Jail located at 2501 Ortiz Ave. in Fort Myers. 




Providing in-depth insight on what it takes to run a secure correctional facility, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will present on the operating logistics and costs of managing approximately 1,500 inmates every day. Other presentation topics include conducting inmate intakes and releases, officer training and liability, span of control, and programs implemented to reduce recidivism.

There will be a walking tour of the jail.  Guests will see where inmates are housed and fed, providing guests a rare and sobering experience. All guests are asked to bring a photo ID. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeve and high-neck shirts, and closed toe shoes.

The August program sponsor is Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan PLLC, a Lee County-based law firm concentrating on areas of serious personal injury and wrongful death, defective products and drugs, first-party insurance claims, general business/construction litigation, family law, real estate, and corporate transactional matters throughout Southwest Florida.

Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Complimentary snacks will be provided. All guests are encouraged to register in advance at www.fortmyers.org.

Leadership NEXT is a premier networking group for advancing professionals in Southwest Florida. More than 50 guests representing a variety of businesses and industries throughout the region regularly attend the monthly programs designed to provide valuable information and foster collaborative working relationships. Programs take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The location will change every month based on the program topic. Follow “Leadership NEXT” on Facebook to learn more.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. represents over 900 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County. The Chamber provides opportunities for members to network with other business people, participate in meaningful committee work, become better educated through various Chamber-sponsored programs and communicate one-on-one with community leaders. Ten percent of all membership dues are returned to the community for education-related projects, scholarships, and workshops. To learn more, visit www.fortmyers.org.