WELCOME TO PATHWAYS TO HOPE PRISON DOG PROJECT ~ GIVING OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS
Years ago I had a dream of doing something that will help others, using our faithful friend, the dog. It seemed like an impossible dream since I didn't have the money, tools, the understanding of how it could all come together. Yet my dream didn't fade away. It was always there.
In 1981 I started the first prison dog program where the inmates rescued unwanted dogs and trained them to help the handicapped or rehomed them to go and loving forever homes.
The only way you can ever achieve your dreams, especially without having the money, skills or the people behind you is to try anyway to do it and never give up. Because I didn't give up, I started the first prison dog program in Washington State at the Correctional Center for Women and after that started other programs across the country.
The first book about the prison dog program came out in Japan and now there is a program where the inmates are training dogs to help the Blind. in Australia Rome, Italy at the Ribbiba prison there also has been a program. A program in Japan is now starting. Ohio had dogs in 33 of their prisons... California has two programs.
Follow your dream. If it doesn't succeed, another door will open. Helping others brought purpose to my life. I work for no pay. I work to help people and that is my greatest reward if I am able to help someone's life.
Sr Pauline at Stafford Creek Correctional Institution Washington State
Dog Training Program at Walla Walla penitentiary in Washington State Offers Second Chances
Inmates Training bomb and drug dogs
Canadian Prison System Cuts Successful Dog Training Program
Correctional service yanks dog training program at women's prison
By PAT LEE Staff Reporter
December 3rd 2009
Correctional Service Canada has pulled the plug on a unique dog training program at the women’s prison in , leaving its outgoing director distraught for the inmates, the animals and future recipients of the highly trained animals.
The Pawsitive Directions Canine Program at the federal Nova Institute for Women had jailed women caring for and teaching obedience to shelter dogs to be paired with disabled clients.
Heather Logan, who has run the program under contract with the prison since 1996, said she told administrators in mid-November that she would retire in six weeks but her trained replacement was in place to keep the program going.
Instead, she was shocked to learn that administrators had axed the program, lauded for its success in helping inmates learn highly marketable skills and rescuing dogs from shelters to help those with special needs.
“This is devastating,” Ms. Logan said Thursday from her home in . “There are woman and dogs and children being hurt by this action.”
There were six dogs in various stages of the program, with one just three months away from being certified as a service dog. Prince had been paired with a boy from Onslow, but it is unknown if the training will be completed.
Ms. Logan has heard a rescue group in has been asked to find homes for the dogs.
The program director, her trained assistant Cathie Bell and the inmates were informed of the decision late last week and this week.
Calls to the correctional service and prison administrators in were not returned on Thursday.
Ms. Logan said she doesn’t know why the program has been discontinued.
“Up to this point, I’ve not had a bad relationship with (prison administrators).”
She said if cost had been the issue, she had proposed running the program at a lower rate as a correctional service employee and not as a contractor, but the plan was not accepted.
The dog behaviourist, who teaches courses at the of and the , said the prison probably axed the program now because she had to step down a few weeks early for medical reasons.
But Ms. Logan said she had assured the prison that Ms. Bell, who works and volunteers for Pawsitive Directions several times a week, was ready to take over.
“I had no intention of leaving my women or my program high and dry.”
Ms. Bell, who first met Ms. Logan several years ago when she was looking for a dog for a nursing home, confirms that she was more than willing to step in, even just temporarily if the prison wanted to put someone else in charge.
She is equally distraught about the change.
“I’m upset about what I feel they’re doing to these women and the families who need these dogs,” Ms. Bell said Thursday.
Mel Harris, who is originally from but lives in , said his family’s been thrilled with their now 12-year-old border collie mix Lucky, who they adopted in 1998 as a companion for daughter Lynn, who has cerebral palsy.
He said Lucky was less than 24 hours from being put to death at a shelter when rescued by Ms. Logan.
“ took to him right away,” he said Thursday. “He’s a member of the family.”
Mr. Harris, who joined a Facebook group devoted to lobbying the correctional service to overturn the decision and has also written directly to the government agency, said he was sad to learn Pawsitive Directions had been axed.
“The program was a win-win situation for everybody involved,” he said.
“I don’t know who’s making the decision, but it doesn’t seem to make sense.”
Fifteen inmates at a time took part in the three-tier obedience program that took two and a half years to complete. In the latter part of the program, the women worked with the future recipients of the service dogs.
When released from prison, the women have gone on to work at veterinary offices, dog daycares, kennels and even zoos. Ms. Logan said one former inmate now owns and operates a successful dog day care and boarding facility.
She said prison administrators told participating inmates on Wednesday that they wanted to provide different vocational training.
“The whole point of a vocational program is to get employment that is full-time, is meaningful and keeps the women out of prison. That’s what the canine program has done.”
The director said the decision is even more puzzling considering that the prison built a new wing for the program with a dog bath and outdoor play area.
But in hindsight, she said the area has been finished since August and her group had never been allowed to use it.
Colorado Prison Dog Program
prison dog program ~ Australia
PROJECT POOCH FOR JUVIENILES
SAGO PALM PRISON DOG PROGRAM FLORIDA
Major Lori Kibler on left ~Warden Robert Shannon on right ~ trainers and pups
This is a NEW HORIZONS SERVICE DOG program in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections where the inmates are doing a public service by helping to train future service dogs to help the disabled.
There are many disabled who waiting for a service dog to assist them and with the inmates help, more dogs are able to be ready to partner with someone who needs a dog to assist them.
Patty Armfield, an experienced dog trainer, comes twice a week to the prison to help the inmates learn dog training skills. She is teaching all aspects of dog care, which could lead further to employment once released. Her work is very much appreciated.
We need many items for this program: dog grooming supplies, crates, towels, dog toys, gift cards to buy dog food, plastic dog gates, leashes. A list of items can be obtained by contacting Janet Severt at New Horizons ~ 386 456-0408
NEW HORIZONS FUTURE SERVICE DOGS ~ CEO JANET ON L AND TRAINER PATTY ON R
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR LOVE ~ CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY PRISON DOG PROGRAM
Dogs, youths ~ ANOTHER CHANCE AT LOVE ~ DOGS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Whittier Daily News, The (CA)
Whittier Daily News, The (CA) May 26, 2009 Dogs, youths get another chance at love Author: Bethania Palma Markus, Staff Writer
Article Text: NORWALK - Dominique Perry bent down and tenderly scratched the scared, skinny dog that had just been entrusted to him. The 18-year-old is like any other dog-loving teenager, except he's serving time for a crime at the California Youth Authority. But because he and five other boys have demonstrated good behavior, they were selected to participate in "Another Chance for Love," a program run by dog trainer Janette Thomas in cooperation with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey. Perry's main job was to teach Bella, a 1-year-old border collie mix, basic obedience and behavior to help her find a good adoptive home. "Being out on the streets a lot of people like pit bulls," he said. "This introduces us to a lot of different kinds of dogs." Perry said when his time at the detention center is over, he is considering adopting a shepherd breed. Another Chance at Love takes dogs from SEAACA's shelter and places them with selected youngsters at the California Youth Authority, who then train them in basic domestic obedience. Thomas and SEAACA staff on Friday took six dogs from the shelter to the correctional facility for training. "It's the small victories that we cherish," said SEAACA Capt. Aaron Reyes. "It's a win-win situation." The dogs get to spend months away from the kennel, learn skills that will make them more adoptable and get socialized, he said, while the youngsters learn important lessons in being responsible. "They basically learn life skills," Thomas said. "They learn patience, empathy, team building. They've got to do everything." The dogs are trained by two boys, a leader and a supporter, she said. They learn through positive reinforcement methods, like toys, treats and games. Thomas spends a couple of weeks prior to the dogs' arrival teaching the teens training, grooming and care. The program is supported by SEAACA, which provides necessities like food, veterinary care and medicine, she said. The Youth Authority provides oversight and support as well, she added. "It's a three-part system," she said. Thomas remains on call 24/7 in case dog-related emergencies arise. The most difficult part of the program, Reyes said, is when the dogs have to be taken from their trainers to be placed into adoptive homes. But there are other needy dogs waiting in the wings. "The kids have prior exposure mostly to fighting dogs, dominated by pit bulls," Thomas said. "They haven't really had the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a family pet."
Maya, Raven and Ruby before they left the prison going to Fidos For Freedom
NEADS PRISON DOG VIDEO ~ CLICK 0N SQUARE
Visiting the Federal Prison at Jessup, GA for a possible program ~ March 09
The warden of the Federal Prison at Jessup GA ~ March 09
Visiting a state prison in Florida for a possible program ~ March 09
Visiting a State Prison in Florida
HELPING PAWS PRISON PROGRAM ~ DWIGHT ILLINOIS
RUBY PUSHING THE WHEELCHAIR ~ (Now at Fidos For Freedom for more training)
DEJA AT HELPING PAWS FUTURE HEARING DOG~ now transfered to a hearing dog school
SKYLER, WAS TRAINED AND IS PLACED AS A THERAPY AND DEMO DOG
TENNESSEE PRISON FOR WOMEN PRISON DOG PROGRAM and the Nashville Humane Assoc.
TENNESSEE PRISON FOR WOMAN, HELPING UNWANTED DOGS BE MORE ADOPTABLE
California Institution for Women Prison Dog Program ~ Canine Support Teams
volunteer helping teach the assistant dog to back up going through tight spaces
Assistance Dog Kerby, Trained by prisoners
Contact Canine Support Teams http://caninesupportteams.org
Rosie trained at the NH Pathways prison dog program and CIW prison dog program
Rosie was rescued from a shelter and now she is a service dog
NEW PRISON DOG PROGRAM COMING TO THE FEDERAL PRISON AT VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA
DAVID PARDO / DAILY PRESS
Mary Shanks, 28, of Helendale, left, and Gina Picke, 42, of Hesperia, receive training to help train prison inmates in the Prison Dog Project where inmates teach dogs obedience training.
APPLE VALLEY • The two may just be a perfect match.
Both are starved for affection and need to be socialized. Both know what it’s like to live life behind bars and just want to go home.
That’s why PAL Humane Society in Apple Valley is undertaking a months-long project to pair up prisoners hardened by a life of crime and dogs abandoned at local shelters, hoping to change the lives of both.
“This will help with adoptions, save lives and hopefully turn prisoners around,” said Katherine Schlintz, president and CEO of Pal Human Society.
In the Prison Dog Project, dogs are taken from a local shelter to the cell of a prisoner who has demonstrated good behavior. The two will live together 24-hours a day, five days a week, with the dogs going to foster families on weekends so they remember what a home is like.
In the most basic program, the prisoners will teach the dogs obedience training. In the advanced program, which PAL hopes to tackle down the road, the prisoners will train the animals to be service dogs, helping those with handicaps.
For the dogs, it will get them out of shelters — freeing up space so fewer animals have to be put down — and make them more adoptable. In fact, once the dogs have finished the prison program, PAL hopes to have a waiting list of families eager to take home a well-trained pet.
For the prisoners, supporters hope the program will teach them to deal with others without violence and give them a real skill, with the potential for a job at PAL or other animal organizations once they get out.
Over the past month, PAL staffers have been working with Donna Shawver, a certified trainer who helped establish a prison dog program at the California Institution for Women in Chino. The Chino facility hosts up to 60 dogs at a time and its participants’ recidivism rate has drop dramatically in the six years it has hosted the program, according to PAL staff members.
During a recent training session in PAL’s newly donated play yard, the team used their own dogs to practice training techniques. The dogs can by any size or breed, other than pit bulls. The prisons insist on this, though PAL workers say they wish they could bring pit bulls in.
The team learns two to three new commands each session, starting with holding eye contact before moving on to sitting, lying down and rolling over.
The team expects it will take six to eight months to complete the training and set up the program in local prisons.
“Things move slow in the prisons,” Shawver said. “There are lots of rules and regulations and red tape.”
The team will have some help in cutting through that tape. Schlintz said Sister Pauline Quinn from the Dominican Order — who first started the Prison Dog Project and spread it across the United States, Italy and Australia — will be meeting with the federal prison in Victorville. Quinn contacted PAL and suggested the program after reading online about their organization.
Once the PAL staff is fully trained and agreements with one or more local prisons are arranged, the staff will start working with prisoners to “train the trainer,” teaching them how to pass on the tricks to the dogs.
PAL staffers — a group of friendly, young women — are a bit nervous about the prospect of teaching criminals new tricks.
“It’s definitely a different environment than we’re used to working in,” said Autumn Rose Saenz, public relations coordinator for PAL.
But the staff’s belief in the potential of the program is helping them overcome their fears. For them, it’s just one more way to fulfill their mission to save pets — and do a bit of good for people at the same time.
Brooke Edwards may be reached at 955-5358 or at bedwards@VVDailyPress.com.
There are a number of ways for animal lovers to support PAL Humane Society’s Prison Dog Project, and the organization as a whole.
One way is to sign up as a foster family, looking after homeless pets until they are permanently adopted. PAL provides food, treats, toys and everything else needed for foster families.
Locals can also volunteer as “dog sitters,” walking the dogs either during the prison project or during their time at PAL, or make financial contributions.
To volunteer or donate, visit www.PALHumaneSociety.org or call 240-6848.
Media Statements Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport The Honourable Judy Spence MP Tuesday, April 29, 2008
First 'Pups in Prison' graduates to help disabled:
Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence with assistance dog Taylor, along with Darling Downs Correctional Centre General Manager Andrew Pike, centre, and Assistance Dogs Australia Chief Executive Officer Richard Lord
Spence Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence with assistance dog Taylor, along with Darling Downs Correctional Centre General Manager Andrew Pike, centre, and Assistance Dogs Australia Chief Executive Officer Richard LordThe first assistance dogs to participate in Queensland's innovative Pups in Prison program have today graduated from their 14 month training course at Darling Downs Correctional Centre.
Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence presented black Labradors siblings Toomba and Truman and Golden Retrievers siblings Topaz and Taylor, to Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA) Chief Executive Officer Richard Lord, during a ceremony on the Speaker's Green at Parliament House.
Ms Spence said: "This program is a Queensland-first that brings puppies and prisoners together as part of a rehabilitation partnership between Assistance Dogs Australia and Queensland Corrective Services.
"These dogs have undergone 14 months basic training and socialising with prisoners at the Darling Downs Correctional Centre (DDCC) near Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.
"They will now be returned to ADA for a six month intensive training program before being matched to people with physical disabilities to enhance the person's quality of life and improve their level of independence.
"The dogs will eventually be able to turn light switches off and on, press pedestrian crossing buttons and pick up and retrieve items - tasks which people in wheelchairs find extremely difficult.
"This government is pleased to be part of an initiative that is making a real difference to lives of Queenslanders in need."
Ms Spence said the partnership with Assistance Dogs Australia is a prime example of how Queensland Corrective Services works with community organisations to provide prisoners with new opportunities for rehabilitation while giving something worthwhile back to the community.
Assistance dog showing obedience at the graduation day"Pups in Prison has provided prisoners with a positive experience, establishing new levels of responsibility, self-esteem and communication skills, while also developing patience, compassion and cooperation," Ms Spence said.
"Assistance Dogs Australia does a fantastic job in their work training companion dogs for people with disabilities and it is a pleasure to be involved in the important role they play in our community."
Assistance Dogs Australia CEO Richard Lord said the Pups in Prison program has been a huge success.
"We are very excited to see the inaugural graduation from the Darling Downs Correctional Centre," Mr Lord said.
"The pups look fantastic and are very well trained. The program has united the officers, prisoners and community volunteers whose combined efforts to train and socialise the pups has been outstanding.
"These remarkable dogs will change for the better the lives of young people who have suffered from developmental disabilities or quadriplegia as a result of traumatic accidents.
"We look forward to continuing the program with Queensland Corrective Services," Mr Lord said.
Ms Spence said the program has also provided significant learning opportunities for staff.
"Staff at Darling Downs and the volunteer obedience trainers have done a great job in developing the program," Ms Spence said. Assistance dogs demonstrate their training "I know they are now looking forward to the arrival of the second group of puppies, due to start training at the centre in July."
Assistance dog showing obedience at the graduation day
Assistance dogs demonstrate their training
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Promoting justice through the use of well-trained dogs to provide emotional support for everyone in our criminal justice system
To Find Out More About The Wonderful Benefits of Courthouse Dogs go to ~
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ellen O'Neill-Stephens , Founder, has worked for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office located in Seattle, Washington since 1985. The courthouse dog program began in 2003 when Ellen's son, Sean Stephens, shared his service dog Jeeter with those in need at Juvenile Drug Court one day a week.
What are Courthouse Dogs?
We use the term “courthouse dogs” for two reasons.
The courthouse is the epicenter of the criminal justice system. Although the dogs may assist people outside the courthouse, their work is done with the expectation that the case will be concluded in that setting.
Canines are not just “man’s best friend,” but have served mankind in institutional settings for centuries. The courthouse dogs of the 21st Century find a ready analog in the 19th Century firehouse dogs—the Dalmatians who were trained to run in front of a horse-drawn fire apparatus to clear a path and quickly guide the horses and firefighters to the scene. The Dalmatians also served as rescue dogs to locate victims in burning buildings.
We are confident that in this century the public will associate courthouse dogs with an equally vital role of improving the criminal justice system. Not only are they already helping prosecutors get to the truth more quickly, but they also assist crime victims by providing emotional support during the numerous points in the criminal justice process where they must relate, and relive, traumatic experiences.
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The presence of a facility dog during a forensic interview can be a source of comfort to the child during the interview process and may allow them to more easily describe any abuse that that they may have experienced. A good forensic interview can greatly increase the strength of a case and may lead to a defendant accepting a plea.
Courthouse Dog calming a child before speaking to the court
Private prison to launch guide dog training program for inmates in Japan
HAMADA, Shimane -- Prison inmates are to help train guide dogs as part of their rehabilitation at a new private prison opening here this fall.
Under the scheme, inmates at the Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Center in Hamada will live with three to five 2-month-old puppies for 10 months, in an attempt to nurture their caring instincts. Prisoners will care for the dogs 24 hours a day, and will be responsible for feeding, walking and discipline.
The program is also aimed at redressing the dearth of guide dogs in Japan. There are currently only about 1,000 guide dogs nationwide, and over 7,800 visually impaired people waiting to receive one.
The center is the nation's fourth prison funded by a private finance initiative. The Justice Ministry has commissioned the construction and operation of the prison to a group of private entities, including general contractor Obayashi Corp. and Sohgo Security Service Co. The facility, which opens in October, will accommodate about 2,000 inmates.
NH Pathways To Hope Prison Dog Program
Helping Paws Prison Dog Program Dwight, Illinois
Cumberland Maryland Federal Prison ~ Fidos For Freedom program
Inmates at the Maine Correctional Institution
Inmates and Reni at the California Institution for Women
Nicky at Green Bay Correctional Instituton ~ Wisconsin
California Institution for Women's Prison Dog Program
Correctional Officers and Nicky, Rome, Italy
Inmates training dogs for handicapped ~Rebibba Prison Rome, Italy
Dwight Correctional institution Helping Paws Prison Dog Program
Reni visiting a special needs school
Nicky, Prison dog visiting children in special needs school
New Hamphire Prison Dog Program
Green Bay Correctional, Wisconsin
Rebibbia Prison ~ Inmates teaching dog to take off socks
Inmate in Rome, Italy Rebibba prison is showing the press how her dog works
California Institution for Women Prison Dog Program
Pathways To Hope ~ Prison Dog Project
Single picture frame
Comments On The Prison Program
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I have really enjoyed the pictures in this selection! What impressed me the most was the obvious relationship of love, respect, responsibility and "family" that these dogs and, of all people in the world, "hardened" prisoners have.
Who would have thought this could be real, yet through these pictures one can see, without a doubt, that this program is real, and accomplishes something so important for both man and dogs,and that is love and companionship!
WOW! Just when I thought this program could not offer more, it did! After rescueing dogs from some terrible living conditions (though not all of the dogs) and giving meaning to life for persons removed from society for a variety of reasons, (but reasons one might be led to think were terrible,) together this combination paves the way for persons trapped in "comprimised" physical conditions to gain thier freedom!
If these photos don't make one rethink what life is all about, I would not have a clue what would!
Thank-you Sister Quinn and Shutterfly for these impressive pictures!
Beverly in Wisconsin
Prison Pet Partnership service dog
Prison Dog Nicky
Nicky at the Indiana State Prison for Women
Prison Dog Pax
Pax as a puppy
Nicky Visting Green Bay Correctional
Reni at the California Institution for Women
Nicky and Pax visiting special children
Nicky Playing with his friend
Group shot Rebibbia Prison Italy ~ Inmates, Staff and visitors
Massimo teaching the inmates how to train dogs ~ Rome, Italy
Inmate and Nicky ~ Rome, Italy
Stark Youth Authority Training Shelter Dogs to be Good Citizens ~ California
Inmates at the Rebibbia prison Rome training dogs
First Prison Dog Program ~ Washington State 1981
Joey, a dog trained in Two Prisons now helping the disabled
Prison Dogs Reni and Nicky ~ Guess Who Is In Charge?
Reni and Nicky ~ Best Buddies
Reni at the California Institution for Women
Stark Youth Authority California Prison Dog Program
Reni and Nicky
Inmate with Nicky
Prison Dog Reni visitn a Red Hat Meeting
Nicky traveling light
After Visting the Prison, the girls got their nails done
Dog Trained in Prison to help this person
Joey being trained by this Inmate ~ He is now a service dog
This Dog was trained to help this young boy
Indiana State Prison for Women ~ Prison Dog Program
Liberty Dog Program
Liberty Prison Dog Program
Reni being loved by an inmate
Dwight Correctional Helping Paws Program With Their New Donated Winter Coats
Once Locked Up, Some People Never Get Out
Flying Dogs From One Prison To Another
Volunteers Taking The Prison Dogs Out In Public
Rosie, a rescue who went to prison and now is a service dog
Prison Dog Joey waits to welcome home a wounded Vet with other vets
Dog Trained By Inmates to help wounded Vet
Prison Dogs excercising
Pax and Nicky
Inmates practicing with their dogs
Prison Dog visiting a school
Maine Correctional Center Prison Dog Program ~ inmates receiving new puppies
Inmates learning how to Groom... Washington State Correctional Center for Women
Prisoners in the Prison Dog Program ~ Maine ~ made flags after 9/11
boarding kennel at max security Washington State Correctional Center for Women
Prison Dog Program ~ North Centeral Correctional
Sanger B Powers Correctional
Sanger B Powers correctional
Prison For Women outside of St Louis, MO
Prison Pet Partnership ~ Washington State
Sanger B Powers Correctional ~ Wisconsin
Prison Dog Nicky
Cumberland Federal Prison
Tails of Freedom ~ Cumberland Maryland Federal Prison Dog Program
Play yard Cumberland Federal Prison Maryland
Movie about the prison dog Program ~ Within These Walls with Ellen Burstyn
Maine Correctional Officer helping inmate cut the dogs nails
First Book about the Prison Dog Programs was published in Japan
California Institution For Women Prison Dog Program.
Inmate and her friend
One of the puppy yards at the California Institution for Women
Prison Dog Andy
Prison Dogs Playing in their yard ~ Dwight Correctional ~ Illinois
New Prisson Dogs Elli and Jeni at Dwight Correctional
Pax as a puppy
Elli and Jeni on Right at the prison dog program holloween party
Jeni on left and Elli on right
Jeni ~ photo at age 3 months ~ at Dwight Correctional Center for Women
Bullet in training at the Tennessee Prison for Women
Prison PR Dog Reni
California Institution for Women Prison Dog Program
Inmates walking the dogs around the prison grounds twice a day ~ Dwight
Three Donated Labrador pups for the prison program at Dwight Correctional, Ill
Helping Paws Prison Dog Program group photo just before Thanksgiving 2008 Dwight
Elli and Jeni wearing their Thanksgiving costume in Prison
Elli and Jeni are going for a walk in the prison
prison dogs playing
Ruby, Raven and Maya
SPECIAL HOME FOUND FOR ZEN HELPING A PERSON IN NEED ~ Dwight, Ill
Prison Dog Reni waiting for the Marine's to come
Inmates getting ready to take a walk around the prison ~ Dwight
Reni ready for Thanksgiving Day in her Pilgram hat ~ Dwight, Ill
Prison Dogs Reni and Nicky
Prison Dog Jeni, a hairy ~ hairless chinese crested now worrking at two prisons.
Prison Dog Deja now in training at Dwight Correctional ~ Illinois