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Dan Pacholke, left, director of prisons, and Bernie Warner, state Deparment of Corrections secretary, listen at this morning's commemoration of the Washington State Penitentiary'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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