America’s VetDogs employs inmates to help them train service canines for wounded veterans. While this enables more service dogs to be trained, the veterans receiving the canines aren’t the only ones who benefit. Working with the service dogs has had a positive impact on the inmates, giving them something to look forward to. Also, this helps cut down the training time from two to five years down to one. One employed inmate, Sinclair, stated the dogs have improved his outlook on life and he feels as though it gave him a new purpose, and taught him that he could change.