2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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"Pen Pals" Inmate Training Program

Item 421 #3c

Item 421 #3c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Public Safety
Institutions, Division of FY2003 $75,000 FY2004 $75,000 NGF

Page 312, line 12, strike "$399,495,769" and insert "$399,570,769".
Page 312, line 12, strike "$398,840,579" and insert "$398,915,579".
Page 313, after line 41, insert:
"F.  Included in this appropriation is $75,000 each year from nongeneral funds for the Save Our Shelters "Pen Pal" program.  The source of the nongeneral funds is from profits generated by prison commissary operations."

(This amendment provides funding to expand the "Pen Pal" program operated by Save Our Shelters, a nonprofit rescue, adoption and advocacy group. This program pairs carefully selected inmates with difficult-to-adopt dogs rescued from public pounds for an intensive eight-week behavior training program to enhance the ability to place the dogs with families. Inmates are taught by a professional dog trainer to care for the dogs. The program provides inmates with a skill that can be used for employment upon release and also teaches the inmates teamwork, responsibility and respect.)