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Sheriff: Kansas teen critically injured in crash
McLOUD, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma prison officials have broken ground on a new dog kennel for thestate's prison inmate dog-training program.
The kennel at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is expected to be finished next spring. It will offerfemale offenders who participate in the program a place to house and care for the dogs they train, aswell as space for parenting and reading classes.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/1Er9g3x ) Mabel Bassett became the second site in the state toinstitute an inmate dog training program in January. A men's prison, the Lexington Assessment andReception Center, has had a similar program for years. Inmates in that program have a kennel andobstacle course for their dogs.
Offenders are allowed to prepare canines for life as companion animals for the elderly in theprogram.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com