Tn. Hopes Inmate Dog Training Will Cut Crime

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A group of canines has gone from the doghouse to the big house, joining inmates at the Tennessee Prison for Women, reports The Tennessean. The Tennessee Department of Correction has teamed up with the Nashville Humane Association and Petsmart to start a nine-month program that puts inmates in charge of training mistreated, mixed-breed dogs. The program, modeled after a similar one in Ohio, placed four dogs with eight women – two inmates to a dog. Inmates and program sponsors call it the perfect symbiotic relationship: "As the inmates teach the dogs how to sit and give a high . . .

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