Second Chances: Thoroughbreds Retire to Prison

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's innovative Second Chances program matches retired racehorses with prison inmates.
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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's innovative Second Chances program matches retired racehorses with prison inmates.

May 12, 2009 -- The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's innovative Second Chances program matches retired racehorses with prison inmates. "The horses are one of the best rehab tools I've seen," says one prison counselor. And the horses themselves get a nice retirement home, great care and plenty of affection. William J. Snyder writes about the James River (VA) Correctional Center program in WSJ, the magazine of the Wall Street Journal.

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