Prisoners held at the U.S. Navy Brig will start training service dogs for wounded veterans. Military inmates incarcerated at the Navy Brig will spend hundreds of hours training these dogs simple tasks that help wounded veterans. Dogs will be trained to find a TV remote control or to help his owner regain balance.
The AP reports the program was being held at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, but has now been moved to Charleston after a recent base realignment. In the next few weeks, military and civilian dog groups will make the move to Charleston to start the training.
Seven dogs will start the program, but the program is expected to eventually have about 20 dogs at a time in the near future. Inmates will live with these dogs, as the training will take about 2,000 hours per dog.