In the bleak setting of New York's Fishkill Correctional Facility, the inmates describe prison as a place of sadness and despair. Often serving long sentences for crimes that haunt them, they struggle daily to find a way to pay their debts to society. Redemption comes to them in the most unexpected way - through the unconditional love of a puppy. Prison Dogs is the story of a groundbreaking program called Puppies Behind Bars, in which inmates are given 8 week old puppies to train as service dogs for injured veterans. Gloria, a feisty, brilliant, quick-tempered dog behavioural expert, teaches the men ninety-nine commands the dog must learn in order to graduate from the program and be placed with a veteran. Prison Dogs follows the inmates and dogs throughout the whirlwind eighteen months Read more →
WHEN
6:00pm Tuesday 25 April 2017
WHERE
Loop Project Space & Bar, Melbourne VIC (map)

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