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Md. Inmates To Train Service Dogs For Wounded Vets

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's prison agency says it's teaming up with a guide-dog group to have inmates train service dogs for wounded and disabled military veterans.

Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary Maynard and leaders of America's Vet Dogs were set to announce the program Monday at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

The prison agency says the trainers will include incarcerated veterans and other inmates at three institutions.

America's Vet Dogs is a nonprofit organization based in Smithtown, N.Y. It provides guide dogs for blind or visually impaired veterans, and service dogs for those with other disabilities.

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