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Veterans stand with their NEADS service dogs at the organization's graduation ceremony. (Robin Young/Here & Now)MoreCloseclosemore
Veterans stand with their NEADS service dogs at the organization's graduation ceremony. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Here & Now has spent the last year following Bailey, a budding service dog raised by the Western Massachusetts-based NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) organization.

During the week, NEADS are trained by, and live with, prison inmates (under the expert guidance of professional dog trainers). Then, on weekends, the dogs go to families.

In this segment, Bailey graduates from service dog training. Here & Now co-host Robin Young has our story.

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The NEADS spring 2016 graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
The NEADS spring 2016 graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
Tory Davis with her new NEADS service dog, Tony, at the organization's spring 2016 graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
Tory Davis with her new NEADS service dog, Tony, at the organization's spring 2016 graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
A veteran sits with his NEADS service dog while his kids play with their stuffed dogs from the NEADS store. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
A veteran sits with his NEADS service dog while his kids play with their stuffed dogs from the NEADS store. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
A NEADS service dog during the organization's spring graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)
A NEADS service dog during the organization's spring graduation ceremony. (Karyn Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)

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This segment aired on May 26, 2016.

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