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08/23/2011

Inmates take care of homeless kitties! I’m a big believer in rehabilitation—which is totally not how our jails are designed—and I think programs like this could help. Puppies Behind Bars and other programs have proven very successful in terms of therapeutic qualities. I saw a TV show about a dog training program in a juvenile detention center and it was just awesome. The warden or whatever really believed in trying to rehabilitate the kids and saw the dog training as a great way to both instill discipline and open the kids up emotionally. One of the kids was saying that one of the hardest things he had to learn in the program was how to show affection. You have to show the dog affection for successful training but many of these boys had never had anyone treat them with affection. It was very interesting. Oh, and see what our Mark said about Operation Second Chance, it’s about more dogs with jobs! Behind bars! 

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