The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial
| Contributor(s):: Gerdien Schenk, Hanne M. Duindam, Hanneke E. Creemers, Machteld Hoeve, Geert Jan J. M. Stams, Jessica J. Asscher
Background Many former inmates recidivate, resulting in high costs for societies worldwide. Evidence based treatment practices may not work in prisons, due to detainees’ lacking motivation, impaired well-being, and an unsafe group environment. One attempt to improve social group climate...
Prison-based animal programs: a descriptive analysis
| Contributor(s):: Alicia M. Loe
There are many types of programs used in prisons. One such type is known as prison-based animal programs (PAPs). Prison-based animal programs bring animals into facilities in order to help offenders with emotional and behavioral problems. However promising these programs are, there is little...
Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program
| Contributor(s):: Dorothea V. Megarani, Rebecca A. Johnson, George Lombardi, Steven Osterlind, Hayley D. Yaglom, Nicole L. Haarman, Elliot Cade
"Puppies for Parole" is a rehabilitation program based on human-animal interaction (HAI) in the prison. Puppies for Parole aims to reduce the number of homeless canines by producing loving, obedient, and adoptable dogs. Inmates may gain skills to support successful rehabilitation and...
Death Row Dogs, Hard Time Prisoners, and Creative Rehabilitation Strategies: Prisoner-Dog Training Programs
| Contributor(s):: Paul J. Larkin Jr.
More and more prisons have witnessed the success of Prisoner-Dog Training Programs (PDPs) in the last few years. PDPs entail a prisoner training an animal (usually a dog) to be a service animal for the disabled or a well-behaved household pet. PDPs at state and federal prisons have turned out to...
Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Rhiana Kohl
Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...
"Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Button
During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...
Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ
| Contributor(s):: Jen Deane
Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her...
A Beneficial Partnership for Everyone Involved: An Interview with Alyson Cox of NEADS
02 Jun 2016 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
NEADS Manager of Communications Alyson CoxLike most service and therapy dog organizations, National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) puts an emphasis on their dogs’ thorough...
Attachment Theory and an Equine Prison-Based Animal Program: A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Loeffler, Maris
Canines (and Cats!) in Correctional Institutions: Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Companion Animal Programs
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss
Approximately one in 107 adults in the United States is incarcerated in some type of correctional institution. Effective programs are necessary to address the issues of these inmates. A growing number of correctional facilities allow for companion animals to be integrated into their programs in a...
Puppies for Parole
Puppies for Parole is a unique program made possible through our partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Offenders work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and...
Prison-Based Animal Programs (PAPs) and Mental Health Outcome Measures
| Contributor(s):: Kaitlyn N. Swyers
The following text will detail the pervasiveness of mental health issues in prisons as a nationwide problem. This provides an important context and poses the urgent research questions of (1) how prisons can realistically attempt to lower the impact of mental health issues that are plaguing more...
Canine Community Corps
The Canine Community Corps promotes rescue, dignity, and service among military veterans, prison inmates and shelter dogs. Through our efforts, these three populations create a compassionate community in which everyone both serves and is served. The Canine Community Corps is a registered...
Canine Support Teams, Inc.
Founded in 1989, by Carol Roquemore, Canine Support Teams provides service dogs to increase the ability of someone with disabilities to live independently while simultaneously providing loving companionship. Canine Support Teams is a non-profit organization, made possible by the many people who...
Without words to get in the way: symbolic interaction in prison-based animal programs
| Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer
Absolute trust: service-dog training helps dispel distrust and fear behind bars
Equine-facilitated prison-based programs within the context of prison-based animal programs: State of the science review
| Contributor(s):: Bachi, Keren
Equine-facilitated prison programs have become more prevalent and operate in correctional facilities in 13 states throughout the United States. However, there is a deficit of empirical knowledge to guide them. This article reviews 19 studies of prison-based animal programs and centers on patterns...
Is the tail wagging the dog? A review of the evidence for prison animal programs
| Contributor(s):: Mulcahy, Claire, McLaughlin, Deirdre
In the last 10 years, Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) have been implemented in many Australian correctional centres. Like our international counterparts, these programs receive glowing endorsements from key stakeholders and accolades in the media. The evidence supporting these programs however has...
Second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Partnership
For years, the nightmare of the National Greyhound Foundation(NGF) has been the problem of not having a place to put the thousands of racing Greyhounds who retire in Florida every year until adoption groups can get them adopted. The NGF has researched Prison Pet Partnerships with other dogs and...
The Philosophy of Pets in Prisons: An Interview with Emily Humbert
15 Oct 2014 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
When thinking of the settings where the human-animal bond is present, people usually think of schools, long-term care facilities, hospitals, libraries, and even the typical American family’s...