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Canine for Life Program
2/6/2018
 
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After spending more than four decades behind bars, an inmate at SCI Somerset is going home to start anew. But not alone. Ricky Battles was serving a life sentence for killing a man when he was 16 years old. Now he's being paroled. He's a part of their Canine for Life Program. And was a trainer, their main reason for rehabilitation Sweet Pea a dog he received when she was just eight weeks old. That changed the outlook on life for him, stole his heart and got to go home with him as well. "I have a good support system out there. But I'm gonna be able to have that familiarity of me and her because she's been here for, she's basically a penitentiary baby and I'm a penitentiary baby. He say's he looks forward to walking Sweet Pea around home.
  
 
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