Many of the men and women who serve our country overseas (and at home) become disabled during their service. To help our disabled veterans who suffer mental and physical impairments, many of them get service dogs. Several programs around the United States use prisoners to train dogs.
According to patriotpaws.com, to train a dog to be a service dog takes about 1½ to 2 years and may cost up to $33,000 per dog. These programs benefit both society and the inmates. The prisoners, once released, have a skill that could be a means for employment – making them productive members of society. In this video, we see a dog, Pax, get reunited with his trainer (an inmate).
Take a look at this video: