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Wild Horse Adoption

August 25, 2019


BACK TO YOU. THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS USING HORSES TO HELP THE REHABILITATION OF ITS INMATES. LIVE FROM ELK GROVE WITH MORE ON THE PROGRAM. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. HOW ARE YOU? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS? WALK US THROUGH HOW THIS WORKS. SO WE BEEN DOING THIS PROGRAM SINCE 2014. WHAT HAPPENS IS WE ADOPT HORSES FROM THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, AND THEY ARE WILD HORSES BROUGHT TO YOU FROM OUR FACILITY, AND IT GIVES OUR INMATES THE CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT THE HORSES, LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL COMING OUT OF THIS BEING THERE HAVE BEEN INMATES THAT HAVE GRADUATED AND GONE ON TO SUCCESSFUL CAREERS. WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR THEM WHILE THEY ARE LOCKED UP TO INTERACT WITH THE HORSES AND TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE CHANGE THAT GOES ON? IT SHOWS THEM HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE ANIMALS. THEY LEARN A LOT ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ANIMALS. IT GIVES THEM THE CHANCE TO GET OUT OF A REGULAR CUSTODY SETTING AND INTO AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN RELAX AND THEY CAN LEARN SOMETHING AND TAKE SOMETHING AWAY HOPEFULLY AFTER THEY ARE RELEASED FROM CUSTODY. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? SO THEY CAN BE INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM FROM THE TIME TO GET INTO CUSTODY AND UNTIL THEY GET OUT OF CUSTODY AND AS LONG AS THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL IN FOLLOWING THE RULES AND GOING ABOUT THEIR LEARNING AS THEY DO DAILY WITH THESE ANIMALS, THEY CAN STAY IN THIS PROGRAM AS LONG AS THEY REMAIN WITH US. A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE, THEY ARE THEY ARE TO PURCHASE THE HORSES. YES. TODAY WE ARE HOSTING AN AUCTION. IT’S BASICALLY AN ADOPTION. WE HAVE 11 ANIMALS THAT WE ARE PUTTING UP FOR ADOPTION TODAY THAT ARE ALL SETTLED TRAINED. THEY HAVE BEEN BROKE BY THE INMATES AND THE INMATES HAVE COMPLETED THE TRAINING IN COOPERATION WITH OUR RANCH MANAGER. HOW DO YOU PICK WHICH INMATES GET TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM? SO IT’S PART OF AN APPLICATION PROCESS. THE INMATES ARE SCREENED BASED ON HOW LONG THEY ARE IN CUSTODY AND WHAT THEIR COMMITMENT OFFENSE WAS. SO THEY TAKE ALL THE STUFF INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN PICKING THESE INMATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. BASED ON THEIR DESIRE TO SUCCESSFULLY CONTINUE IN THE PROGRAM, REALLY KIND OF DICTATES HOW LONG THEY STAY. WHEN THE AUCTION IS GOING ON, ARE THE INMATES OUT THERE AS WELL? YES. THOSE ARE INMATES YOU SEE RIGHT NOW ON THE HORSES. THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR INMATES THAT HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM, AND THOSE ARE THE ANIMALS THAT THEY HAVE TRAINED THROUGHOUT THE CYCLE OF THIS EVOLUTION, AS WE CALL IT. THIS IS AWESOME. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. LOVE THAT YOU HAVE THIS PROGRAM. ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. WE ARE GLAD TO TALK ABOUT IT

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