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Select prisoners from the Alger Correctional Facility have spent the last year taking part in a unique animal shelter program. With the assistance of volunteers from the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, approved prisoners are able to participate in a dog training program. Dogs are brought from the shelter to live temporarily within the prison until they are trained and ready for adoption. Above, prisoners work in the “yard” during one training session. At right, one prisoner takes time to reward his assigned dog with a quick pat.