Indiana program helps horses, inmates: Prisoners care for retired animals
"The program has proven so successful for inmates and for departments of corrections that they're calling us to say they want a program."
- Diana Pikulski, foundation executive-director
Putnamville, Indiana, USA - The rescue program for racehorses has been in place for only a month, but inmate Timothy Anderson of Indianapolis already has picked his favorite: Bert's Nicky.
There are 68 rescued horses at the Blackburn farm and 18 inmates are assigned to the program at any given time. Some have left prison and found work on area horse farms, Lamb said.