Justice and Public Safety
September 27, 2017

Media Advisory: Minister Parsons to Participate in Dog Therapy Program at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will visit with inmates during the St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary tomorrow (Thursday, September 28). Media are invited to join Minister Parsons at the therapy session to experience the impact animal-assisted therapy has on inmates and staff. Media should arrive by 1:45 p.m. for a 2:00 p.m. start.

The St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dog Program was introduced at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in April 2017 and now has regularly scheduled monthly visitations. The program provides immediate and uplifting benefits to those suffering from any number of physical and/or mental health issues.

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Media contact
Lesley Clarke
Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910

2017 09 27                              3:50 p.m.