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Prison Dog Program

DWAYNE SATTERFIELD

Today is a sad day form me. I have to go give the puppy I have been training to its new family. I will never see him again. He has been such a joy to train and work with. I have been in the dog program here at stafford creek for just over 3 years now and each dog that I have trained has been just as hard to give up at the end of their training cycle. I owe these dogs and this program alot. I have relearned what it is like to love something and to care for it as you would take care of yourself. This puppy, Deisel a chihuahua mix, who was abandoned in the woods and left for dead as a 4 week old puppy was rescued by HAVA and then brought to us. He is now 14 weeks old and is trained to perform how to heel, sit, stay, stand stay, he has been kennel and crate trained, he is potty trained and can even do some tricks. It is a awesome experience to be involved to this program where we have a direct impact in a positive way on so many peoples lives. All of the inmates here benifit from having the dog around, it is very therapudic and all of the volunteers for the dog program inside and out of prison, and especially the adopters of the dogs fro this program. they really benifit from all of the care we have given the dogs. I am proud to have been a part of this. none the less I will still be sad to see him go.

Dwayne Satterfield
DOC #986725

What would you do if you found yourself in prison?

I never thought that I would end up in here. And now here I am. I have served 24 years on my Life sentence. Sometimes I still cant beleive I am in here. I often wonder what led me to be here, where did I go wrong. I used to think that it was other peoples fault for why I am in here, but after many years of being by myself I have come to realize that I was my own worse enemy for the short time I was free. You see, I came to prison when I was 18 years old. I had barely lived a life when I found myself at Walla Walla. At the time the worse prison in the state. Just knowing the little facts you know about me from this how do you think I did my time? Do you think that it was easy? Concider yourself for a moment, how would you deal with it if you had to serve 24 years in prison, how would you have changed, would you be better or worse?

Dwayne Satterfield
DOC #986725

Dwayne Satterfield

24 years, that is how much time I have spent in prison, continously. Sometime next year I may have the oppurtunity to enter the “real world”. This is a truely scarey thought. I have dreamt about all of things I want to do, now I may get that chance.

What most people take for granted I desire the most. I want to be able to stand out in the wilderness at night, under a clear sky and spend hours gazing up at the stars. I took college courses on astronomy while I was in Walla Walla. I am facinated with the cosmos. They say we are built out of the same stuff as the stars.

I would like to fall in love, what is that like I wonder. I thought I was once. I met a girl off an internet pen pal site. I thought she was the one, but as it turned out she was more interested in the idea of writing to a prisoner than actually becoming involved with one. It was a horrible experience.

Dwayne Satterfield
DOC #986725