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The star of the show. A monarch butterfly rests in the palm of David James' hand. If all goes well, in about two weeks hundreds of the butterflies will be taking wing from Washington State Penitentiary as part of a Washington State University research project.

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Washington State Penitentiary's ‘butterfly wranglers’ aid wine industry

WALLA WALLA — As they mark their first year in business, Washington State Penitentiary’s “butterfly wranglers” are moving into new fields, or in this case, vineyards.

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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