The Madison County Detention Center is now hoping to rehabilitate its inmates in a new way. Officials announced that they have adopted the facility’s first rescue animal as part of its new initiative, Paws Behind Bars. The rescue, a dog named Roman, will provide compassion to current inmates.
The Detention Center says that the program will benefit both the animals and its residents. The goal of the new program is to change lives by providing vocational and emotional skills, as well as hope and opportunity.
Officers say both inmate and rescues will use the skills gained through this program to increase quality in their lives and move forward.
The Paws Behind Bars initiative is a partnership between the Detention Center and the Madison County Animal Shelter.