Go Inside the Louisiana Animal Shelter Run by Prison Inmates

April 13, 2015 3:00 PM

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Go Inside the Louisiana Animal Shelter Run by Prison Inmates

Within the high barbed wire fences surrounding a prison in north Louisiana sits a one-of-a-kind shelter for dogs and cats, run by an animal-loving prison official and staffed by some exceptional inmates.

"It's probably the best thing that could have happened to me," Wylie Vanscoter, 22, a lifelong animal lover and former drug addict convicted of armed robbery at 17 told PEOPLE. "I kinda have found what I was supposed to do in life here."

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