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Griffin: ‘Paws in Prison Program Is Improving the Lives of Inmates and Animals’

April 17, 2015

Says, ‘helps inmates rehabilitate resulting in a safer Arkansas, helps inmates give back to the state and reduces the amount of animal deaths’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after participating in a joint press conference regarding the Paws in Prison program:

“The Paws in Prison program is improving the lives of inmates and animals: It helps inmates rehabilitate resulting in a safer Arkansas, helps inmates give back to the state and reduces the amount of animal deaths. My colleagues and I are working to increase awareness of Paws in Prison and look forward to watching its progress and success.”

About Paws in Prison

Paws in Prison is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 through the ADC, which partners with animal shelters and advocacy groups across the state. Inmates are selected to train rescue dogs in obedience and social skills.

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

 

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