Photographer Interviews

Picture Story: Jailhouse Horse Trainers

July 5, 2016


Aaron Adler photographed prisoners at work training horses for the U.S. Border Patrol as part of ACI Prison Horse program. While not presented as a rehabilitation program, “with a nod and a wink, everyone knows [the program] is good for the prisoners,” says Adler.

Aaron Adler’s photo story about a group of Arizona prisoners training horses for the U.S. Border Patrol stands out as an example of enterprise journalism and its many challenges. Those included access (a challenge with prison stories), funding, searing heat and other desert conditions—and a fickle publisher. “The day before we left [for Arizona], they decided they didn’t want to...

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