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Clark County’s state lawmakers fight to save Larch Corrections Center

Department of Corrections has targeted minimum-security prison near Yacolt for closure in October

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 25, 2023, 6:05am
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State budget cuts will force Larch Corrections Center, a minimum-security prison near Yacolt, to close in October.
State budget cuts will force Larch Corrections Center, a minimum-security prison near Yacolt, to close in October. (The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Local efforts to keep Larch Corrections Center near Yacolt open have drawn the support of state lawmakers.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing Clark County, led by 49th District Democratic Rep. Sharon Wylie, sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee and Department of Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange earlier this month urging them to keep the facility open.

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