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Tracking butterflies with convicts: A WSU research story

Two monarch butterflies feed on a Blazing Star plant at the USDA Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2014

Max security prisoners located at the Washington State Penitentiary are setting butterflies free this week.David James, Ph.D., is an entomologist at Washington State University, has inmates volunteering to participate in one of his studies.The inmates recently began releasing the butterflies in the or...

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