DAWGS in Prison graduates 23rd class

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 09:32 AM.

“Both of these groups, inmates and dogs, face isolation and rejection, but when their paths merge, they often give each other hope, as one prisoner becomes the salvation of the other,” Christy said.

Or, as team leader, Derek Joseph, who was recently released after serving a little more than two years said, the program offers inmate and dog alike a second chance.

“It is a second chance really,” Joseph said. “We all got second chances and I believe the dog deserves a second chance just as well as we do.”

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