Humanizing Prisons with Animals: A Closer Look at "Cell Dogs" and Horse Programs in Correctional Institutions
Deaton, Christiane, Journal of Correctional Education
If correctional education aims to transform individuals and bring about change, we need to consider the whole person who comes with human needs, emotions and attitudes. In order to expand our approach, alternative programs should be explored. A somewhat unusual but very promising approach to address offenders' human needs is the use of animals in institutions. The majority of these programs have a vocational skills component: Inmates train dogs to become service dogs for the disabled, or they work with horses, either wild mustangs or retired race horses in need of rehabilitation. Although vocational training is certainly a major consideration, these programs are also …
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Publication information: Article title: Humanizing Prisons with Animals: A Closer Look at "Cell Dogs" and Horse Programs in Correctional Institutions. Contributors: Deaton, Christiane - Author. Journal title: Journal of Correctional Education. Volume: 56. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2005. Page number: 46+. © Correctional Education Association Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.