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Dixon Animal Shelter (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-01-07

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Dixon Correctional Institute | ANIMAL SHELTERS | Prisons | PRISONERS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Rader, Steve Interviewee
  • Smith, John Interviewee
  • Ziegler, James Interviewee


This segment from the January 7, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the opening of a no-kill animal shelter at the Dixon Correctional Institute in East Feliciana Parish. Whinham reports that the prison received a $600,000 grant from the Humane Society to open the shelter. Whinham interviews: Warden Steve Rader on the prison’s role as an overflow animal shelter following Hurricane Katrina; Lieutenant Colonel John Smith on the impact of caring for the animals on the inmates and the training they receive from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine; and inmate James Zeigler on his work with the animals. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford