LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington is hoping to give inmates a second shot at a new life.

The prison teamed up with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to teach inmates about stable management and horse care.

Many inmates say the program is a great learning experience.

"Even though we're trapped in here, and everything like that, I come down here and I feel like I can just get away," said Matt Hew, an inmate a Blackburn. "I can be myself, like what I used to be."

Inmates taking part in the program get to spend time with horses for a six-month period.

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