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Published:August 24th, 2011 12:30 EST

Nebraska Jail Adopts 2 Cats: Inmates And Staff Thrilled!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"For the past week, inmates at Nebraska`s Lincoln County Jail have been volunteering their time at the animal shelter, but little did they know on Tuesday they would be walking out with something else.


The jail has adopted two cats that will live with inmates."


Nemo patrols the work release cell block, and Sarge roams around in the minimum security unit.

If inmates learn to take care of and love Sarge and Nemo perhaps they will learn to empathize with human beings. Interacting with the felines won`t transform the jailbirds into saints, but it will make them kinder and gentler.

The fur balls are a hit with the inmates and staff, Sarge and Nemo are probably the most pampered pussy cats in the country.

We need more thinking outside of the box, cats will soothe prisoners a hell of a lot more than providing them with access to hundreds of cable channels.

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