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Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

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UPDATED - Penitentiary nurse assaulted by inmate

WALLA WALLA -- A nurse at the Washington State Penitentiary was reported as suffering minor injuries today after being assaulted by an inmate during a medical examination.

Cutbacks seen among Walla Walla Valley's top employers

WALLA WALLA -- Many of the largest employers in the county are getting the job done with fewer workers than in previous years, according to the latest data from the Port of Walla Walla.

Walla Walla prison lockdowns eased after stabbing

Movement is still restricted in the unit where inmate Marcus Van Cleary allegedly stabbed a correctional officer.

WALLA WALLA -- Restrictions at two of three Washington State Penitentiary units are being eased today after a stabbing Tuesday. Inmates in the prison's three close-custody mental health units were placed on restricted movement following an attack by an in

WSP correctional officer stabbed

The officer was attacked Tuesday evening by an inmate armed with a ballpoint pen, officials said.

WALLA WALLA -- A Washington State Penitentiary correctional officer was stabbed in the face Tuesday during an assault by an inmate.According to prison spokeswoman Shari Hall, the attack occurred about 6:45 p.m. in one of the prison's mental health and clo

Readers put prison as top story of 2009

The song says "money makes the world go 'round." It also dominates the voting for the Top 10 stories of 2009.The overwhelming majority of stories had strong economic components. Everything from the potential loss of jobs due to a prison-closure study to t


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