Get your tissues ready! Film maker Amy Jackson is creating a new documentary chronicling the relationships between inmates and the dogs they are responsible for training through the Operation Second Chance program, a partnership between Sheriff Butch Conway and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department and Society of Humane Friends of Georgia.
Also known as Jail Dogs, the program saves dogs from euthanasia, vets and trains them and then helps them find their forever homes. Most programs like this one take place in prisons, where the inmates are serving lengthy sentences, but Jail Dogs is the first of its kind to focus on a jail setting, which is marked by its high inmate turnover. Since the program’s start, over 217 dogs have been rescued from death row and adopted into forever families.