DOGS GO TO PRISON: Florida program lets inmates train dogs

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(WGFL/WTAJ) — Here…happiness comes with kisses and head scratches…

Sydney and Tiegen were on their way to be euthanized when they were picked up by the Alachua County Jails “Paws on Parole” program.

The eight-week system brings in dogs who go through behavioral training which is taught by the inmates.

Jasmine Duford was in jail for four and a half months, becoming one of the first to train Tiegan.

Just 12 days after Duford was released, she came back to the jail, to adopt her puppy.

Paws on Parole has an over 99.9 percent success in adoption rate trainer and inmate Ashley Parrish says the key to training is love.

Changing the dog’s life, and their own, one step at a time.

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