Walla Walla Penitentiary population growing

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- Cutbacks in some parts of the Washington state prison system are sending more inmates to the Washington state Penitentiary at Walla Walla.

The prison is updating a building to prepare for the arrival of 250 minimum-security inmates by July. Another 500 men are expected in the next year.

KEPR reports (http://is.gd/sS9VG8 ) the prison also is adding nearly 40 jobs this summer and 100 more within the next year.

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Information from: KEPR-TV, http://www.keprtv.com/