Drug sniffing dogs forced to live in prison
LAS CRUCES — Two drug-sniffing dogs are no longer staying with their handlers and instead are taking up residence at the state penitentiary in Santa Fe.
The dogs normally work at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility west of Las Cruces.
For years the dogs stayed overnight at kennels at their handlers’ homes.
This year, the Corrections Department decided to enforce a 2005 policy requiring that all working dogs be housed at kennels on prison grounds.