News

Dog-Training Program Helps Inmates and People with Disabilities

CoreCivic | 3/11/19 8:00 AM

Crossroads_Dogs

"Being a puppy raiser here in prison is probably the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my life."

This is how one Crossroads Correctional Center inmate described his experience in a dog-training program offered through Canine Companions for IndependenceĀ®. He and other participants raise puppies, preparing them to assist people who have disabilities.

While giving back to society through the program, inmates build self-worth and pride. And for some, it's a stepping stone to a job working with dogs after release.

To learn more, WATCH HERE:


  • Share
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter

Topics: Reducing Recidivism