Missouri inmates rehabilitate pound puppies at jail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Inmates at a central Missouri prison are rehabilitating abandoned puppies as part of a Missouri Department of Corrections program.

"Puppies for Parole" started at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. According to the Jefferson City News Tribune, three other prisons are looking to do the program in the future.

The program brings shelter dogs that are at risk of being euthanized into prisons for rehabilitation.

Prisoners in the Honor Dorm at the Jefferson City Correctional Center received 10 abandoned puppies in early February. The dogs were malnourished and had to be bottle fed by prisoners. They are now ready to be sent back to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter for adoption.