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Behind Bars, in Our Backyard

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

It’s easy to see prisons as an anomaly in our cute and charming Walla Walla. The state penitentiary can easily just be a set of bright lights you see while driving to the wheat fields, while the Two Rivers Correctional Institution and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution are unheard of for many...

Whitman Students and the Juvenile Justice Center

Whitman Students and the Juvenile Justice Center

Kamna Shastri, Features Reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Agriculture, social inequalities, high class wine culture, and educational institutions intermingle along with all aspects of the criminal justice system here in Walla Walla.

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Profile: Lauren Hauck

Serena Runyan

December 4, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

Senior Lauren Hauck is a History and Art History double major. She's been involved with debate at Whitman since her first year when she learned parliamentary debate, and she became a policy debater her second year. This was all new to Hauck- she hadn't debated before college like many debaters on...

Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate

Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate

Sam Grainger-Shuba

December 12, 2013


Filed under Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

After removing all pieces of metal, storing keys, cell phones and wallets in lockers, Whitman College staff, faculty and students filed into the Washington State Penitentiary. At an automatic metal door, driver's licenses were traded for prison ID badges that allowed access to a sparsely furnished recreation room, the ...

New Female Security Officer Brings Corrections Experience to Campus

New Female Security Officer Brings Corrections Experience to Campus

River Sterne

December 5, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Newly hired Security Officer Linley HaneyNixon brings years of corrections experience to campus. HaneyNixon is one of the newest members of Whitman Campus Security and currently the only female officer. She is the first woman to be a security officer on campus since Safety Coordinator Kathy Roge...

Danish Open Prison System Shows Different Understanding of Crime

Danish Open Prison System Shows Different Understanding of Crime

Dylan Tull

March 7, 2013


Filed under Events, NEWS

Open prisons, where inmates can simply walk across a grass field back into society and spend the weekend at home, sound like an absurd concept here in the United States. The idea of open prisons sounds especially foreign in communities such as Walla Walla, where the Northwest region's most violent criminals...

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