Sister is on a mission to help prisoners help others

Prison dog program allows Marinette nun keep to her promise to God

OSHKOSH — The inmate’s long hair spilled well past the shoulders of his prison-green jumpsuit and, with his head deliberately bowed as if in prayer, mingled with the jet black coat of an immaculately groomed standard poodle sitting obediently between his legs.

Sr. Pauline Quinn fixed her stare on the man incarcerated at the Oshkosh State Correctional Institute and clearly recalled the day, a half century earlier, she prayed for God’s help.