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Puppy training: Future service dogs head to maximum-security prison

(Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP)

The Associated Press reports from Cresaptown, Md. — Hazard Wilson’s new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can’t be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.

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