The Prison Inmates Who Run A Zoo

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    THIS Florida prison has a furry little secret - a zoo full of alpacas, birds, alligators, a lemur and even a sloth. The farm at Stock Island Detention Centre, in Key West was founded by accident in 1994 when the prison fenced off an area underneath to protect a gaggle of ducks that kept getting injured while crossing the road between the jail and a golf course. Now the prison is home to over 150 animals, ranging from the original ducks and farm animals to alligators and a ten foot python. Jeanne Selander, who manages the farm, takes four volunteers from the prison to help care for the animals and maintain the farm.
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    Videographer / director: Quincy Perkins
    Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote
    Editor: Thom Johnson
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    1. Asakura Joe

      So she's petting a honey badger? That gangster honey badger???

    2. Team Posion

      The lama at 0:24

    3. Arthur van Essen

      I love snakes 💚🐍

    4. Dubstequtie

      It's really good that they're doing something like this for the inmates AND the animals! I can't help to find the similarity of an enclosed human helping enclosed animals a little.. interesting. Not saying they're animals cause animals are inevitably free, like humans, but when they get enclosed is when they need to be aided to have a better safer life, and its kinda like a "I help you, you help me" deal. It's interesting.

    5. Hendi Kaf

      at least a good way to humanized people in jail

    6. Linda Doucett


    7. Grimmy

      Why Does the police allow this?

    8. Halo Reach

      This is what changes prisoners

    9. Lei一一一

      I truly believe God is alien who has been in prison who take care of us like those in this animal farm

    10. bad vibes

      this made me so happy. more prisons should do this!

    11. Karina Rebollar

      This should happen more so animals can be safe in more places

    12. Joe Russian

      Ummm is she holding a skrunk?🙃

    13. Dande lion

      She is so right. I think every jail should have an animal farm and let the inmates experience love with the animals. Most people especially young adults made the wrong decisions to do the wrong things because they did not grow up with the love they needed. To be able to give love and received love is the best thing and the most important thing in life. Love is the only thing in life that will heal everything and anything. I wish the two young men in this video all the best and success in their life when they are back to the real world.

    14. Supreme 1

      That moment when he said this is thotiana Me: BUST DOWN THOTIANA!!!!!!

    15. Reina Arana

      Man they have the animals I was not expecting them to have a bull

    16. Reina Arana

      Its so cute how the pig pushed its bowl It knew when it was lunch time

    17. Reina Arana


    18. Zac Gaming

      Now this is the best way to get images to behave. It teaches them and also they make friends and get to let their stress of.

    19. Hailey Young

      Noice I got a cocktaeil too ((Or however you spell it

    20. Rexy Instagram

      Once there is a zoo they start to get nicer

    21. Maria B.D


    22. Reiko Tanabe

      This is beautiful This is better than a Show Show makes the animals do things And the animals do it to not Starve >:(

    23. M

      What happens to inmates who are in there for making love to animals are they allowed to work in the zoo?

    24. dayna lynn

      I really like this idea!! Amazing

    25. sunscreen

      “the animals don’t judge. they don’t care that you’re wearing an orange outfit.” i love that

    26. You don’t need To know

      This makes me happy many prisoners have depression because of being inside and seeing them outside gets there hopes up and enjoy life

    27. safethunder 216

      Bluefaces pet

    28. NPC #00517 3

      I don’t care how you try to spin it, you cannot argue that the experience of caring for an animal will not turn these men into more productive and responsible members of society.

    29. Hamza Sheikh

      Is it in that he runs the zoo

    30. Pupper Puppet

      I kinda wanna know why they were even sent to prison in the first place 😐

    31. gacha søul

      Bust down TATIANA!

    32. Keith Moran

      Animals know if you are a bad person... Thanks to all ! To the Judge Your Honor. Will You Call It Time Served ? Extenuating circumstances

    33. Hareth Nassar

      So the animals are preseners now 🤣

    34. Saint Wilfrid's History

      Best prison ever

    35. martin vill

      This looks like a parody

    36. Shadow Wolf:3

      What can I do to get arrested and go here? Please

    37. Callum Randone

      Lawrence looks dead like Collin Abraham

    38. _Idiomas Entusiásticas_

      This is actually motivation to rob something in close vicinity to this jail. But I’m too lazy to rob somebody

    39. Armando Galvan

      That's paradise working with animals and free rent.

    40. Becky

      well this is nice

    41. Rajendra Shastri

      Everyone deserves a second chance btw the video was awesome guys

    42. mazing32able

      They have a lot of exotic animals

    43. dragonborn

      This is what prison should be A way of giving experiance for their future.

    44. RS gaming

      what happens if you drop the soap in front of an animal or even what if the animal drops the soap

    45. No Stop

      1:46 Bust down thotiana

    46. p reed

      this is pretty interesting. I wish this program was available state and country wide. Kudos to the inmates.

    47. Skjold Lund

      Why do animals want to hang around a robot

    48. WavyAlpha YT

      The ferret named "Tatiana" lol 😂

    49. TheBlue Pearl

      If I am ever going to prison, it’s going to be in that prison..

    50. Chandler Bagby

      bust down bust down toteyana


      Animal videos are extremely therapeutic for me...I could only imagine being in jail and getting to take care of them.

    52. Beata Schoeman

      pigs are actually as smart as dogs some pigs even smarter

    53. Brooklyn Justice

      totiana huh?

    54. Shiveringice17 AJPW

      This makes me want to go to jail.. 😂

    55. watch my vidz page its music

      Bustdown thotiana

    56. qahpz

      1:44 Does she bust down tho??

    57. Truth

      WIN/WIN 💯 ♥️

    58. Adam Hause

      Time to go get locked up

    59. Smoked


    60. Felisha Kay

      This is so great for those in the American prison system that are rotting away over arbitrary, petty charges.

    61. Fiona Sivkoff

      Beautiful work

    62. gamerhorrordragon 102

      That will be fun for me i love animals ❤

    63. Angie K

      So crazy

    64. KingZ

      That is such a good idea. It would really help with "rehabilitation" which is the point of prisons.

    65. justin miller


    66. Mc_Yeetus Deletusツ

      This should be a stop to stereotypes because you wouldn’t expect some criminals to start a farm and enjoy it a lot. This really changed my point of view on inmates

    67. Sharmaine. G

      1:49 buss down tatiana

    68. Pistachio Macaroon

      This is such a wonderful idea!!!!

    69. ThatGuySupreme

      1:45 Bust Down Tatiana

    70. ll SaltyAzon ll

      1:44 did he say this is Thotiana