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About the Film

Linda Domer facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland.

About the Filmmaker

"Emmy Award winning Producer Amy Oden currently works at PBS's Maryland Public Television, where she sheds light on a variety of social and scientific topics, including the Baltimore uprising, fracking, mass incarceration, and the opioid crisis. Her most recent independent short, "Lipstick and Leather" is currently in the festival circuit. She is also working on her third independent feature, "Calasag", which is fiscally sponsored by the International Documentary Association, and was granted a fellowship in the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund at Johns Hopkins. Amy holds BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, and an MA in Gender and Media from George Washington University. Her work has won Communicator Emmy, Davey, and W3 Awards."

About MPT Digital Studios

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only state-wide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

Blog | Dogs Behind Bars: Filming the 'Happy Hounds' Prison Dog Program

MPT speaks with Producer Amy Oden about her work on "Happy Hounds," a short documentary about a Maryland-based program that pairs inmates with dogs in need of rehabilitation.