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NCNow Survey: 80% support drug-sniffing dogs at all prisons
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:18 am

On the heels of several corrections officers being treated for possible fentanyl exposure, two North Country state representatives are calling on the state to put drug-sniffing dogs in every state prison. The measure would call on the state to place a drug-sniffing dog in every correctional facility across the state with a minimum of one hundred inmates. Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-Watertown, and Senator Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, announced Friday that they have introduced legislation they say “would crack down on drugs being smuggled into state prisons, effectively strengthening the safety of corrections officers.” The majority, 80%, support placing drug-sniffing dogs in every state prison. To read comments or take the current survey, click here.