April 18, 2012
Washington State Penitentiary Superintendent Steve Sinclair walks down one of the tiers of cells in Unit 5, which is slated for reopening this July to house 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