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  1. "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...

  2. "You Should Give them Blacks to Eat:" Waging Inter-American Wars of Torture and Terror

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Sara E.

  3. A History of Prison Inmate-Animal Interaction Programs

    Contributor(s):: Strimple, Earl O.

  4. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  5. An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors

    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 inmates. Informed by the theories of attachment and desistance, this study evaluates the emotional...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy in a Canadian psychiatric prison

    Contributor(s):: Dell, C., Chalmers, D., Stobbe, M., Rohr, B., Husband, A.

  7. Canine Cellmates

    Canine CellMates began on June 3, 2013 in Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. Canine CellMates works with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the Fulton County Jail to provide a program that is as much about rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism as it is about saving...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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. Companion animals and offender rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Ormerod, Elizabeth

  12. 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...

  13. Dogtor Foundation

    Located in Poland, Dogtor Foundation is a public benefit organization dedicated to the use of therapy animals. The foundation serves people with disabilities, children and young people at risk of social pathologies, people in difficult situations, patients of psychiatric...

  14. Domestic dogs and human health: an overview

    Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L.

  15. Don't Throw Us Away

    Don’t Throw Us Away is a mutually beneficial program.  In this partnership, homeless dogs gain the love, training and rehabilitation that will make them adoptable and inmates become empathetic and gain a sense of responsibility and purpose, allowing them to re-enter society as...

  16. Effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on institutionalized and noninstitutionalized adolescents' perception of counselor credibility

    Contributor(s):: Wilbanks, Brenda Joy

    Results of previous studies in the field of pet therapy have indicated that pets may alter people's perception of their environment and even change the way people are perceived by others. The present study investigated the effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on...

  17. 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...

  18. Friends for Folks

    Friends for Folks is located in Lexington, OK that connects inmates and abused and abandoned dogs to prepare the dogs to be family pets or service dogs. This highly successful program is expanding to other Oklahoma prisons in hopes of bringing positive change to inmates, abandoned dogs and people...

  19. Ghost herds : rescuing horses and horse people in Bluegrass Kentucky

    | 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 engages with the debate over sending “unwanted” horses to slaughter, touching upon not...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer