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Prisoners raise puppies in jail

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Prisoners in New York state high security jails are helping the community by raising puppies behind bars.

The inmates are training the dogs for a number of law enforcement programmes, including bomb sniffing.

The Puppies Behind Bars scheme also provides animals to help soldiers who have been wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Philippa Thomas reports.

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