Documentary spotlights inmates that form incredible bonds with abused dogs

Castaways is a documentary series chronicling the successful rehabilitation program of inmates training unwanted dogs for re-introduction or adoption, while highlighting the plight that both prisoners and dogs face and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character of both man and beast.

The results are life changing for the prisoner, dog and recipient.

Castaways documents the model for a prison partnership program of inmates training unwanted dogs for re-introduction for adoption, to assist veterans and those with disabilities and as worker dogs for law enforcement and government agencies. Value and self-worth emerge and a sense of contribution and being.

Castaways offers a look at redemption and second chances while presenting hope and opportunity.

In the video below, you'll meet a dog named Esther who was severely abused in a puppy mill before being rehabilitated through the Prison-trained K-9 Companion Program.

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...the dog allows the offender to feel like a person again. Not a number, but a person. A human being...