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Louisiana prisoners train dogs up for adoption

3 years 5 months 1 week ago December 16, 2013 Dec 16, 2013 Monday, December 16 2013 December 16, 2013 7:27 AM in News

ST. GABRIEL - Louisiana corrections officials are touting a program in which prisoners provide obedience training to dogs set for adoption.

Three of those dogs were set Monday to be part of "graduation" ceremonies at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. State officials say a fourth dog, a therapy dog trained at the women's prison, will be placed in the next few weeks with a wounded veteran who is struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder.

The program aims to increase adoption of dogs, helping them move from local animal shelters to permanent homes.

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