‘Kind of makes you feel like a real person:’ Katie Garding reflects on prison dog training program

On National Dog Day, Montana Innocence Project client Katie Garding discusses her participation in PrisonPAWS at the Montana Women’s Prison where she was wrongfully incarcerated for 10 years. During her time with the “dog pod,” Katie trained more than 60 dogs. The dogs and other women who participated in the program were her support system as she spent a decade in prison for a crime she did not commit. Katie currently lives in a pre-release center in Billings. She may be paroled within the year and hopes to continue working with animals.