ALTO, Ga. - It isn't often that one hears about inmates saving lives, but at one state prison in north Georgia they are doing just that. A special program allows prisoners to help rescue dogs from shelters and give them a second chance at life.
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Who They are ?
New Leash on Life USA is a Pennsylvania 501(c) (3) non-profit, prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs.
New Leash On Life USA is one of the country’s most unique prison-dog training programs. We save the lives of at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for, and socialize them to enhance their adoptability. Inmates attend workshops on life skills and job readiness, and many receive opportunities for paid internships in the animal care field when they are paroled.
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