“An inmate with his dog at Coffee Correctional Facility, which houses men serving sentences of up to 25 years. The #prison, in #Nicholls, Georgia, participates in a training program for #dogs that helps teach them to use their powerful sense of smell to keep people safe. Each puppy is assigned to an inmate, who acts as its main handler and trainer. They live together in a dedicated dorm, where the dogs’ crates nestle against their trainers’ bunks. After a year, many dogs will be placed with a government agency or a private security firm to sniff out bombs, narcotics or other threats. Meanwhile, for the inmates, the work tends to speed up the rehabilitation process. Bryan Meltz photographed the training program at Coffee on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.
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