Tails in Jail

A behind-the-scenes look at prison dog programs.

They are the oddest of couples. One is an emblem of violence and lawlessness, of everything awry in American society. The other is a greeting-card image of furry innocence, radiating promise, optimism, and unsullied loyalty.

Together they have forged a bond that has existed in the human-canine DNA for millennia, one that transcends steel bars, barbed wire, and guard towers, and returns some of society’s most isolated and ostracized members to a long-lost place of pride within themselves.

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