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USA: Puppies Behind Bars by Radhika Chalasani (25 images)

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The Puppies Behind Bars (PPB) Program works with inmates at prisons in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to train service dogs to assist disabled people and provide bomb detection services. The puppies, all labrador and golden retrievers or a mix, arrive at the prisons when they are eight weeks old and remain there working, mostly living with one inmate for 20 months. The prisoners are responsible for their training, daily care, and well-being. The mission of the program states a...
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