Field Days Podcast - Dog Programs

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The joy a dog brings to a correctional facility is not lost on the prisoners that train them in the 29 dog programs from various agencies or shelters, that operate in 21 correctional facilities across the state. Dogs trained and rehabilitated in these programs go on to become emotional support companions, therapy dogs, service dogs, and in some cases a well-behaved family pet. In a new episode of Field Days Podcast, Chris and Greg interview two MDOC staff who help facilitate the oldest and the youngest dog programs in the state. They both speak to the positive change they see at the facility, and in the prisoners themselves. Amy Houtz, an ARUS at Lakeland Correctional Facility, which is home to the longest running dog training program, The Greyhound Inmate Experience and Devyn Rodgers, a prison counselor at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, which now operates two dog programs are today’s podcast guests.

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