PUPPIES BEHIND BARS PROGRAM

 Puppies Behind Bars Program get inmates at several prisons in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to help train service dogs to assist disabled people, including veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 The Puppies Behind Bars program  as of June 1, 2008 had currently placed a total of 80 dogs in seven prisons in the three states of the New York region: the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, a prison for 960 women that has held inmates like Jeanne Harris and still holds Carolyn Warmus; the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for women in Clinton, the Federal Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Danbury, Conn.; and four New York State men’s prisons in Fishkill, Warwick, Wallkill and Otisville.(Souce Prison Puppies, by Joseph Berger, New York Times June 1/2008

Puppies Behind Bars                         This is a detailed informational video

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