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 public of the redemptive qualities and rehabilitative benefits of the program. Every ten weeks...
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...
Helping war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Incarcerated individuals' role in therapeutic animal programs
Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer
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...
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
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 multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...
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 professionals) learn to train the dogs, groom them, and find them new adoptive "forever homes."...
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 organisation and is a member of IAHAIO (International Association of Human Animal Inter-Organisations). The...
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...
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII
Contributor(s):: Weintraub, Robert
Men and mustangs: From communicative messages within the Wild Horse Inmate Program to a communicative theory of learning how to teach
Contributor(s):: Reyes, Kristine L.
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...
Peace with non human animals: Marco Verdone at TEDxLakeComo
Contributor(s):: Marco Verdone
A veterinarian, in charge of taking care of the animals belonging to the penitentiary in the island of Gorgona, gradually becomes conscious of their suffering and destiny and endeavors to restore peace between humans and non-human animals in the island and, then, anywhere.Marco Verdone is a...
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...
Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings
Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.
The therapeutic potential of a prison-based animal programme in the UK
Contributor(s):: Mercer, Jenny, Gibson, Kerry, Clayton, Debbie
Prisons and Pups: An Examination of Service Dog Training and Their Weekend Families
Contributor(s):: Kendra Garcia
The use of service dogs for people with disabilities has increased in the last few decades. The service dogs come in the form of companion dogs, socialization dogs, medical alert dogs, and dogs for the mobility and hearing impaired. Therapy dogs are also used in clinical settings to ease the...
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...
"You Should Give them Blacks to Eat:" Waging Inter-American Wars of Torture and Terror
Contributor(s):: Johnson, Sara E.