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Danish Open Prison System Shows Different Understanding of Crime

Danish Open Prison System Shows Different Understanding of Crime

Dylan Tull

March 7, 2013

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...

Prison Research Group Brings Awareness

Sarah Cornett

November 29, 2012

Whitman's Prison Research Group, meeting once a month at lunch in Reid Campus Center, allows students to learn about issues with both Washington State Penitentiary and prison as an institution. This large freeform discussion includes not just members of the Whitman community but many residents of Walla Walla and officials working in the prison. The motivation for the creation of the group cam...

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