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Florida inmates now sentenced to dog walking while penned

Posted June 5th, 2014 @ 9:26am by Sarah Hofmann

Some Florida inmates won’t need to worry about being on litter pick-up duty or hard labor; they have a new, fluffy task to attend to while locked up.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Fla. is proposing using inmates to help walk shelter dogs. Ivey explained to WFTV, “When we first started looking at the merger with Animal Services we looked at supplanting some of the work force with inmate labor, not only in helping repair the facilities and clean up the kennels and things like that, [but] we knew we could use them to walk the dogs.”

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