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Penitentiary inmates raise butterflies

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WALLA WALLA — An orange and black monarch butterfly rested on Alex Littlebear’s fingertips for a few seconds before taking flight over a barbed wire fence at the Washington State Penitentiary.

The convicted killer smiled as dozens of other butterflies fluttered toward the sky and out of sight. Littlebear and the handful of other inmates who released the insects Monday at the Walla Walla prison call themselves the butterfly wranglers.

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