Short version – dogs are being raised and trained in a prison to become guide dogs, helper dogs, and law enforcement dogs – Explosive Detection Canines.
No, raising and training these dogs doesn’t erase the crimes these criminals committed, but it does contribute to society and it provides the opportunity for an inmate to change. Most of the inmates in the program are in for murder.
It’s an interesting concept. I’m curious to know more.
"Not only do inmates have unlimited time to spend with the puppies, but they benefit from the responsibility of being puppy raisers in ways that are especially important to their rehabilitation: they learn patience, what it is like to be completely responsible for a living being, how to give and receive unconditional love, and — since puppy raisers take classes and train the dogs together — how to work as a team."