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. He was first 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.

In 2007, Jackson was again arrested 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.

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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Just In! The New Orleans-shot reality series "Pit Bulls and Parolees" has been renewed for a seventh season, the Animal Planet network announced Thursday (March 19). Season six concludes at 9 p.m. Saturday after an all-day "viewer's choice" marathon and an 8 p.m. season-highlights episode. Catch more at Nola.

Updated on Monday, May 18 2015 at 10:39AM EDT
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