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NCJ Number: 113724 Find in a Library
Title: Colorado Wild Horse Inmate Program
Corporate Author: 2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Department of
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Department of
Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape describes the Colorado Wild Horse Inmate Program (CWHIP), a cooperative effort among the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDC), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the nonprofit National Organization for Wild American Horses (NOWAH) which trains prison inmates to care for and gentle wild horses removed from public lands.
Abstract: The video describes legislation passed in 1971 and 1973 to protect, manage, and control wild horses and burros. The CWHIP not only produces a trained, gentled wild horse that is more appealing to potential adopters, but gives inmates meaningful work, greater self-esteem, and marketable skills. BLM transports wild horses from holding facilities in several Western States to Colorado's Fremont Correctional Facility and transports trained horses to satellite adoption centers. Colorado's Corrections Industries provides and maintains the facilities for daily care and gentling of the horses. It also screens male and female inmates to work in the program. NOWAH provides all veterinary care and teaches the inmates horsemanship, animal husbandry, veterinarian, and farrier skills. Inmates and officials from BLM, Corrections Industries, NOWAH, and the CDC talk about the program's success and positive impact on participants.
Main Term(s): Inmate vocational training
Index Term(s): Colorado; Correctional industries
Note: VHS video-cassette, color, 32 minutes in length.
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