Through the care and training of equine stock, the PACT enterprise
plays an important role in inmate rehabilitation by providing an
opportunity for inmates to learn kindness and patience and how to
make proper choices and to respect animals and people though daily
training challenges and teamwork. Through its
partnerships with the MS, LA, and TN Animal Rescue Leagues and the
federal Bureau of Land Management, PACT also rescues equine stock
and trains wild horses and burros. PACT offers itís finished,
trained stock for sale to the general public and governmental
Parchman Animal Care & Training (PACT) was established April,
2008 to accomplish the following objectives:
(1) To provide an enterprise which
would reduce the tax burden of corrections and save
taxpayers monies through profitable production of goods and
services for sale and use;
(2) To reduce idleness among
prisoners by offering work experience and training in a vocation
that is specifically designed to reduce recidivism and, thereby,
enhance public safety by providing opportunities for legitimate
means of livelihood upon the inmatesí release from custody.
you are interested in adopting or purchasing a horse, donkey or
burro from the P.A.C.T please look through
the listing of
available stock and use the contact numbers below to obtain
The P.A.C.T. has been getting a lot of positive attention.
Here are a few of the highlights.
Fox Television, Memphis TN, sent a crew to the P.A.C.T.
Kristin Talent produced a story on the therapeutic benefits of the
Fox P.A.C.T. story
is located on their web site. The MDOC newsletter ran a
brief story on her visit to Parchman.
Mid-South Horse Review ran a story on the P.A.C.T. in September of
2009. With their gracious permission, the MDOC
reran the story in
the agency newsletter.
The early successes of the program, and a visit to the program by
nationally renowned horse trainer, Rick Wheat, was
reported in the MDOC
newsletter in July, 2009.
Animal Care & Training ( PACT)
Stanley Brooks, Director
(662)745-6611 ext 4257
Scott Biggers, PACT
Rob Biggers, Barn Manager
For additional information, contact