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Visitors are reflected in plaques on the penitentiary's new honor wall that commemorates past and current Washington State Penitentiary employees. The honor wall's debut was part of the celebrations today honoring the prison's 125th anniversary. (Aug. 17, 2011)

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Pen rings in 125th year

Today's ceremony celebrated the historic mark for a facility that originally held 93 inmates.

WALLA WALLA -- Washington State Penitentiary's employees, friends and families today celebrated a milestone in the institution's long history.

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