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Mary DeWitt: Women Lifers training Canine Partners for Life

Mary DeWitt
Year Grant Awarded 2011

Email > marybdewitt@gmail.com
State > PA Zip Code > 19063-4703
Website > http://www.marydewitt.net; http://www.juvenilelifers.com; http:/www.lifersontile.com; www.leeway.org
Website > Mary DeWitt
Website > http://www.marydewitt.net; http://www.juvenilelifers.com; http://www.lifersontile.com

Since 1989, I have painted the portraits of a select group of women serving life-sentences without parole at State Correctional Institutions in Pennsylvania. Since 2002, several of the women began training puppies for the disabled in the program Canine Partners for Life. I record them describing their experience in prison, with their puppies and during their daily routines. The women I am documenting have developed into remarkable leaders doing great work. They deserve to be pardoned.