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Whitman Debate collaborates with Penitentiary inmates

Martina Pansze

December 4, 2014

Twelve members of the Whitman Debate Club will join inmates of the Washington State Penitentiary in debate on Thursday, December 4th. The topic? The groups will discuss whether an individual's right to Internet anonymity should be absolute. An inmate selected the topic after a group discussion at...

First state execution in near decade scheduled for Friday

Elana Congress

March 12, 2009

On Friday, Mar. 13 murderer Cal Coburn Brown, 50, is slated for execution at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla in what will be the state's first lethal injection since 2001. As of publication, Brown's execution is still set for the earliest minutes of tomorrow morning. He will under...

Behind bars, art comes from inside the Pen

Alyssa Fairbanks

February 26, 2009

"Art from the Inside," a unique show featuring artwork created by inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary, is currently showing at the Steven's Gallery in Reid Campus Center. Joanna Swan, student co-curator for the gallery, assembled the show, which will be on display until March 6.   The exhib...

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