From the moments these puppies and inmates bond, to one trained puppy's first-class flight to his new home and life in rural Texas, Makos and Solberg capture the moments these extraordinary dogs and their dedicated trainers share as they each work hard to give to those in need. With the photographer's unprecedented access to both a correctional facility for men as well as a correctional facility for women taking part in the program, Puppies Behind Bars
is much more than an appealing look at these courageous canines, it is the wide-ranging story of these dogs' journeys and their extensive impact on society. Puppies Behind Bars
is also a unique look at the dogs, inmate trainers, and dog recipients whose lives have been changed by this groundbreaking program. The experience is a win-win-win for all involved - the dogs are loved, nurtured, trained and given structure 24/7; the convicted felon has the opportunity to contribute to society and in return receives and gives love, which may be a life-changing experience for him or her; and ultimately, the recipient and community benefit when the trained dog lands in his new home as a life-long companion.