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Hunger Strike at the Washington State Penitentiary

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

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...

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...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist

April 14, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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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