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After nearly eight months of attempting to gain access, Michael was permitted to photograph and interview inmates working with the Canine Partners for Life  program.

The photo essay examines the inner workings of a program called Canine Partners for Life. This non-profit enables maximum security prisoners to train prospective service dogs inside the prison for 12-18 months. Over the course of the program's 26-year existence it has placed over 650 service dogs in 45 states. 

During the time Michael spent shadowing the inmates he was permitted to photograph the dogs, inside their cells, throughout training sessions, and generally anywhere in the facility at SCI Greene Maximum Security Prison. 

The resulting article was published in five publications internationally.