In pit bull and parolees is the husband of the head girl tia is he in jail for life

Aren Marcus Jackson (A.J.) , Tia Torres' husband, is not in jail for life. Jackson was originally arrested in 1993 during an attempted car theft when he shot by the police and then tried to escape in a police car. He was released on parole in 2006.

He was arrested again in 2007 for a parole violation after a raid on the Villalobos ranch turned up a stolen motorcycle. A.J. was threatened with life imprisonment due to California's three strikes law. He agreed to a plea deal to avoid life in prison and started serving time at High Desert State Prison on May 27, 2010.

As of this writing, he is listed on the California Department of Corrections website as still being held in the High Desert State Prison. The prison is located in Susanville, California.

Tia Torres started the Villalobos Rescue Center in Agua Dulce, California. It was the state's largest pit bull shelter. She began employing parolees at the suggestion of her husband. She agreed to appear on Animal Planet's show, Pitbulls and Parolees to help defray the costs of running the animal shelter. The shelter has expenses upwards of $25,000 per month.

In 2011, Torres moved the animal shelter to two different locations, New Mexico and Louisiana. The New Mexico location is called The Sanctuary and houses dogs that are too old or not eligible for adoption. The New Orleans, LA location is a rescue and adoption shelter located in the 9th Ward.

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Of interest, the fight for a $350,000 dog shelter at the Jamesville penitentiary is featured in the most recent episode of "Pit Bulls and Parolees" on Animal Planet.

Onondaga County, NY Executive Joanie Mahoney proposed the shelter as a rehabilitation program for inmates. The shelter would house 20 to 25 dogs at a time, which could alleviate overcrowding at the DeWitt Animal Hospital.

It was not an easy sell to legislators. The Legislature approved $250,000 and sent the county executive's administration elsewhere for the rest of the funds. Read more at

Updated on Tuesday, January 13 2015 at 03:47AM EST
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