Photographer Jeff Barnett-Winsby


This photo essay by Jeff Barnett-Winsby looks at a program through which inmates at a Kansas correctional facility were given sick or injured dogs to raise for a period of time before they were adopted out into the wider community. Barnett-Winsby says, "While taking the photographs of the interiors, I was introduced to a program at the prison that they were incredibly proud of. A volunteer named Toby Young had started a program where they would pair inmates with abandoned and undesirable dogs. From there, the inmates would work to rehabilitate the dog, nursing it back to health, and readying the dog for an adoption in the nearby community. I decided to make a piece that would celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of these men." Read more of this interview at Feature Shoot.