Four greyhounds are being delivered to an eastern Connecticut prison as inmates prepare for a 10-week program to train the dogs.
Prison officials say the greyhounds will be brought Saturday to the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville. The Department of Correction is collaborating with the animal group We Adopt Greyhounds for the program.
The dogs will be paired with inmate trainers and receive basic obedience training and socialization. We Adopt Greyhounds volunteers will work with the inmates and evaluate the dogs for temperament and personality.
Prison officials say the program not only benefits the dogs, but also helps inmates learn responsibility, patience and potential job skills.
We Adopt Greyhounds is a Glastonbury-based nonprofit group that's been placing retired racing greyhounds in homes across the state since 1992.
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