April 18, 2012
An outside view of Unit 5 at the Washington State Penitentiary. Closed several years ago, the unit will be reopened in July to relieve overcrowding in the prison system by housing minimum security prisoners.
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Added inmates and added jobs are in the offing as the penitentiary prepares to open units old and new.
WALLA WALLA -- A major change at Washington State Penitentiary that started this year will soon take another step forward.When the prison's now-closed Unit 5 reopens in July, it will push the prison's minimum-security population from some 700 beds to abou