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Pawsitive Dog Prison Pup
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Pawsitive Dog Prison Training Program is a cooperative effort between the Airway Heights Correctional Center, SpokAnimal, and Diamonds in the Ruff. Offender handlers train shelter dogs to make...
Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program
| Posters | 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...
Ghost herds : rescuing horses and horse people in Bluegrass Kentucky
| Theses | Contributor(s): Tamar V.S. McKee
This dissertation examines the cultural and historical dimensions of why certain communities in the United States are compelled to rescue animals from abuse, neglect, or death. In particular, it...
An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors
| Theses | Contributor(s): Keren Bachi
Policy makers and correctional authorities are seeking ways to enhance effectiveness of incarceration and reduce recidivism. Equine-facilitated prison-based vocational programs aim to rehabilitate...
Partnering Shelter Dogs with Prison Inmates: An Alternative Strategy to Reduce Recidivism and Teach Social Therapy
| Theses | Contributor(s): Randi Michelle Zimmer
This paper assesses the main factors contributing to a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. Based on the findings which support a theory of insufficient social therapy programs...
The Application and Effects of Service Dog Training by Inmates to Self-Perception and Self-Other Overlap as a Rehabilitative Approach to Incarceration
| Theses | Contributor(s): Carmaleta Aufderheide
Prison Animal Programs that bring inmates and dogs together consistently report improvements to inmates’ self-esteem, ability to empathize, and helping behaviors with no understanding of why...
Death Row Dogs, Hard Time Prisoners, and Creative Rehabilitation Strategies: Prisoner-Dog Training Programs
| Journal Articles | 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...
The Efficacy of Dog Assisted Therapy in Detained Drug Users: A Pilot Study in an Italian Attenuated Custody Institute
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura Contalbrigo, Marta De Santis, Marica Toson, Maria Montanaro, Luca Farina, Aldo Costa, Felice Alfonso Nava
Drug addiction is a major care and safety challenge in prison context. Nowadays, rehabilitation and specific therapeutic programs are suggested to improve health and well-being of inmates during...
The Greyhound Inmate Experience
The Greyhound Inmate Experience is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Michigan organization. Our purpose is to socialize, train, and care for retired greyhounds in a prison environment and to educate the...
Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature
| Reports | 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...
"Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs
| Theses | 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...
Helping war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Incarcerated individuals' role in therapeutic animal programs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Furst, Gennifer
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Furst, Gennifer, Sociology Department, William Paterson...
Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ
| Videos | 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,...
A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Currie, Nikki S.
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
| Websites | Contributor(s): David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a...
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...
Project POOCH, Inc,® has successfully paired youths incarcerated at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon, with homeless shelter dogs since 1993.
Youths (guided by...
Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS
The association ‘Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS’ is an organisation for the promotion of animal-assisted therapy. The association was registered in 1994 as a non-profit, charitable...
Canines (and Cats!) in Correctional Institutions: Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Companion Animal Programs
| Journal Articles | 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...
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
Contemporary Justice Review
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