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  1. Prison Rehabilitation: The Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Daisy Corleto

    This paper examines animal-assisted interventions as a new form of rehabilitation in the prison setting. It focuses specifically on the multiple benefits that this form of therapy/intervention can bring to inmates, such as the reduction in recidivism and the acquirement of new skills....

  2. Using Reentry Simulations to Promote Changes in Attitude toward Offenders: Experiential Learning to Promote Successful Reentry

    | Contributor(s):: Moak, Stacy C., Walker, Jeffery T., Earwood, Martha, Towery, Gabby

  3. The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial

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    | 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...

  4. The Efficacy of Dog Assisted Therapy in Detained Drug Users: A Pilot Study in an Italian Attenuated Custody Institute

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    | 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 their detention time and to reduce substance abuse relapse after release from prison. Among these...

  5. 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...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy with female inmates with mental illness: a case example from a pilot program

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    | Contributor(s):: Jasperson, Rachael A.

    Female offenders' mental health needs have consistently been shown to exceed those of male offenders. Incarcerated women report higher rates of violent victimization, major depression, posttraumatic stress diorder, mood disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. For...

  7. Helping war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Incarcerated individuals' role in therapeutic animal programs

    | Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer

  8. Health promotion with the animal assisted training (MTI) for drug offenders

    | Contributor(s):: Stetina, BU, Gegenhuber, B, McElheney, J, Handlos, U, Kuchta, B, Gindl, B, Werdenich, W, Kryspin-Exner, I

  9. Dog welfare for the conveyance of pro-social skills to prison populations

    | Contributor(s):: Linaza, Iñaki, Muro, Cristina

  10. 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...

  11. Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison

    | Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.

    This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...

  12. Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer

  13. From Pound to Prison … then Paradise

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Mikelle D.

  14. Inmates gain pride from helping others

    | Contributor(s):: Tsimekles, Diane

  15. Examining demographic and situational factors on animal cruelty motivations

    | Contributor(s):: Hensley, C., Tallichet, S. E., Dutkiewicz, E. L.

  16. The therapeutic potential of a prison-based animal programme in the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Mercer, Jenny, Gibson, Kerry, Clayton, Debbie

  17. A Basket of Puppies ... Well, Almost [From the Editor]

    | Contributor(s):: Borman, Laurie D.

  18. Friends for Folks

    | Contributor(s):: Clayton, Susan L.

  19. Going to the Dogs: Prison-Based Training Programs Are Win-Win

    | Contributor(s):: Hogle, Pamela S.

  20. Healing Inmates' Hearts and Spirits With Man's Best Friend

    | Contributor(s):: Osborne, Shannon J., Bair, Renee