Dogs behind bars

Puppies Behind Bars is a program that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. The program is currently in five New York and New Jersey prisons.

At the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Union Twp. NJ, the women specifically train explosive detection canines.

The puppies enter prison at 8 weeks old and live with their inmate for around 2 years. Puppies Behind Bars is a nonprofit & funded entirely by private contributions. Since it was founded in 1997, around 1,200 dogs have been trained.

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