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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Pen Pals

The Pen Pals Program, begun in 2001, places hard-to-adopt dogs from local pounds with carefully selected inmates for an intense eight-week training program. Upon graduation from the program, these dogs are housebroken, leash trained, receptive to voice and hand commands, and ready to be placed in the community. More information about Pen Pals is available at Fetch A Cure.

The Pen Pals Program is offered at the following facilities: