Healing: Animal Therapy Programs for Prisoners

“Operation Second Chance is helping save Dogs on death row in Georgia.  Also getting a second chance are the inmates in 1C at the Gwinnett Detention Center.  The Dogs are paired up with carefully selected inmates who are taught how to train and take care of the Dogs while they wait to be adopted.  For more information please visit www.jaildogs.org.  You can also become a fan on facebook.

Healing can be seen on the faces, in the body language and heard in the voices — of the prisoners and the dogs.  It’s truly amazing to observe!  Here are more videos, just in case you want to see more about the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program.  This article describes similar programs elsewhere:  “Pet Therapy in Prison, Say What? (or… ‘If You Give an Inmate a Pet’)”

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