Since prisoners are already starved for the profits of the prison industry and since there is no sentence reform, I would reluctantly say no to this bill. Prisoners need real job training, real mental health treatment. The dog idea is superb, but I am also suspicious of using prisoners as slaves yet again. 500 miles! My clients in Richmond, CA would walk miles through dangerous violent streets to see me—how are people without cars or public transportation access to see prisoners 500 miles away? I wish Congress had to spend a month being poor so that our elected officials who actually care could understand what they are imposing on people. My two years working in a prison unit showed me prisoners are human beings like you and me with one more stress or one more mental illness. Prison reform—yes! Prison slavery—no! PS I studied 4 years to learn CBT. Guards?