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Hunger Strike at the Washington State Penitentiary

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

Jeffrey Owen Dorman was released this March after spending roughly 30 years bouncing between Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities. On Easter Sunday, his sister prepared a big ham. “I knew I didn’t like the food in there,” he said of Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) and ot...

Whitman Students and Student Inmates Share Classroom

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2016

This fall, the Rhetoric, Incarceration and Civic Engagement and Incarceration class completed its final visit to the Washington State Penitentiary, a minimum-security prison near Whitman’s campus. The class is comprised of 21 incarcerated students who are enrolled in an Associate Degree program throug...

Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist

April 14, 2016

When we tacitly accept these beliefs as truths, when we label those convicted of crime as categorically “evil” and then avert our eyes, we are doing a great disservice to the progress of our nation.

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