Inmate Kristina Hazelett, 35, plays with a dog in a cell at the MCSO Animal Safe Haven (MASH) Unit in a former jail that has become a shelter for abused and neglected animals seized in Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigations, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEARCH "DOGS NICHOLSON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Safety Unit (MASH for short) used to be a men’s prison.
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Now it’s home to Tiger, a pit bull terrier rescued from a dog fighting ring, and a bunch of other dogs who need some extra love and care.
MASH runs a program that allows inmates at a prison to care for dogs rescued from abuse, providing them with the comfort they need to learn to trust people again.
It’s a great program for the dogs, obviously, who’ve been moved from awful conditions to the shelter, but for the inmates, too, who get the joy of time spent with a bunch of pups.
Six days a week women at the prison are moved to the shelter as part of the 30 day program.
Since 2000, the shelter’s provided a place where dogs, cats, and horses can …
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