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A historically accurate cross-buck fence now marks the boundary of the Washington State Penitentiary property along 12th Avenue. The 3 1/2-foot tall fence was constructed out of recycled materials for far less cost than a new fence would have cost.

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New fence at prison looks like -- but didn't cost -- a million bucks

The new cross-buck fence at the penitentiary may look spendy, but teamwork kept the cost down to only a few thousand dollars.

WALLA WALLA -- As part of its 125th anniversary, the most-visible part of the Washington State Penitentiary has a new look that celebrates its history, at a considerable savings to taxpayers.A new grand entrance and white cross-buck fence running along 13


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