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Iowa Offenders to Help Raise Future Service Dogs

A group of 13 low-risk inmates serving life sentences at a minimum security facility in Rockwell City will raise, socialize, and care for puppies, so that the dogs can later be trained as service animals via the Des Moines-area non-profit Paws & Effect, Iowa Department of Corrections officials recently announced. The North Central Correctional Facility houses approximately 500 offenders. Located in Rockwell City, Iowa, the institution emphasizes individual accountability and responsibility, and offers a variety of education and …