From: “HOMETOWN NEWS” – Brevard County, Florida

A Guest Column by Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker
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“Paws & Stripes Program is making a difference”

“In September 2006, the Sheriff’s Office implemented an innovative program that matched unadoptable
dogs with specially trained jail inmates…”

“…The affect the dogs have had on the inmate population has been remarkable and has created a calming affect among the inmate population. In many cases, inmates have said their time working in the program was life-changing and gave them purpose during a tough time in their lives.”  Read entire article here: PAWS&STRIPES 2012-06-01 column vers2

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