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Lord, let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out. “Hillsong United – From the Inside Out”

Click here to watch the NBC video on the Tails of Justice program!

Six inmates stood outside the Federal Correctional Institution on Thursday, anxiously awaiting the prison’s newest residents.

The two arrivals seemed even happier than the women assembled to greet them, wagging their tails and licking the faces of their new companions.

It was the first day of a new dog training program at the prison’s minimum-security women’s camp.

The dogs were brought by Tails of Courage, a national dog rescue organization based in Danbury. They will be matched with inmates training to become dog handlers.

Each dog will stay with an inmate at all times until it is can be adopted. Click here to read the full article . . .

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Our Tails of Justice program is comprised of two parts.  The first is dogs in foster at FCI Danbury with the inmates where they learn to care for, train and handle the dogs.  The second part is where inmate volunteers can come to the shelter directly from the FCI Camp to volunteer with the animals.  Each portion of the program includes hands on training for the inmate in an individualized capacity.  Volunteers for Tails of Courage also serve as mentors to inmates at FCI Danbury, helping them to reintegrate into society upon release.  Everyone deserves a second chance.

How can you help?

Supplies need to be dropped off weekly to the inmates for the dogs.  We are in need of the following:

Canned dog food
Dog toys
Poop bags
Training treats