GOOSE CREEK - The Naval Consolidated Brig inside the Naval Weapons Station is starting up a new program where military prisoners will train service dogs.
When the dogs complete their training, they will be forwared to injured or disabled military veterans to assist with their daily needs.
The non-profit program is called Carolina Canines for Veterans and was started in January 2008 at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Recipients of CCV service dogs have served in all branches of the military, and sustained their injuries in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
The dogs support an individual's mobility issues and also help them cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The effort is being launched at the Brig after the Base Realignment and Closure Commission shifted incarceration of military detaines from Camp Lejeune to the Brig.