Dog programs help inmates give back in Pennsylvania.

Author:Scafuri Jenna
Position:News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has implemented programs that allow inmates to train dogs for service positions and behavior rehabilitation programs, reported Correctional Newsfront. These programs teach inmates responsibility while giving them a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to give back to society. The DOC has been working with the nonprofit organization Canine Partners for Life (CPL) since 2002 to train puppies to become service dogs for disabled individuals. CPL allows mostly life-sentenced inmates to work with the dogs so that they can be placed with individuals with mobility impairments to help increas their independence and quality of life. There are currently 20 dogs enrolled in the program, with 44 inmates...

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