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Animals In Prisons

Animals In Prisons

All prisons should allow long term and permanent inmates to have a choice of owning an animal (cat or dog) during their time. Allow supplies (pet food, litter, etc) to be paid for with commissary. Sign this petition so our voice can be heard. We can help homeless animals, and brighten people's lives!

Why is this important?

There are people who are in jail for very long periods of time, as well as people who will never see how outside looks a day in their lives. There is also a overpopulation of cats and dogs who have no place to go. By giving long term and permanent inmates with good behavior the choice of having and caring for a pet during their time, we can get animals off the streets, as well as a person to care for and love them. This would benefit the jails, due to these animals being a sense of calmness and love the inmates would not feel so hostile all the time and rates of crime in prison would decrease.

Reasons for signing

  • I feel cats and dogs should be well cared for by inmates who can give them a stable home within the prison system.
  • What a great concept. Absolutely, doggies and cats have a kinship effect on the human soul. There would still need to be some precautions to ensure that the animals are not betted against one another but research has demonstrated and proven that animals make people's lives brighter.
  • Allowing inmates to care for animals can serve the inmates, animals and ultimately the community upon reentry into society.


2020-06-06 15:31:22 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-02-08 23:56:17 -0800

50 signatures reached

2018-01-28 00:04:35 -0800

25 signatures reached

2018-01-27 17:26:46 -0800

10 signatures reached