Sylvia I sent you a letter and a picture did you get it? What have you done? Been so worried about you been trying to find you and when I wished you Happy (...) Report Abuse
WCI America's VetDogs Program Kick-Off Sept. 2012
Western Correctional Institution (WCI) in Cumberland has become the first maximum-security prison in the nation to have incarcerated veterans training service dogs for wounded American servicepeople. The partnership with America's VetDogs allows incarcerated veterans and other inmates to train puppies that will become service dogs for wounded and disabled US military veterans. The effort, announced Monday September 24, by DPSCS Secretary Gary Maynard, will also involve inmates at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown (MCI-H) and Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) in Westover. WCI and MCI-H inmates received three puppies last week with more to come, and ECI will have its litter delivered soon.
Many inmates in prisons or jails have or need medical attention. Correctional institution populations tend to experience higher rates of mental illness than non-imprisoned people due, in part, to the (...)