November 11, 2009 USA Today page 15A has an article about inmates in New York State Prison, Otisville who train dogs to assist combat veterans. They've been doing this since 1997, have run 600 dogs through the program and released approximately 350 into service with vets. Mega kudos to Otisville Prison and the inmates involved in this program!:)
It's a great thing all the way around. It rehabs the prisoners too. Here's the link. Thanks for posting this!