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David James, Washington State University entomologist, talks about the Monarch butterfly breeding project at Washington State Penitentiary. In his hand is one of the subjects of the project.

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Butterfly program gains wings at prison

Inmates are preparing to release monarch butterflies raised in a new program at the penitentiary.

WALLA WALLA -- An unusual program is taking flight at the Washington State Penitentiary.The prison has been chosen as a location for a monarch butterfly breeding project facilitated by Washington State University and run by inmates.The project focuses on


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