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Cats Find New Home Behind Bars
The "Cuddly Catz" program at Larch Correctional Facility in Yacolt, Washington teaches inmates some valuable life skills.
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Inmates Joseph Walter, left, and Joseph Contreras watch Princess Natalie in a 12-by-10-foot cell, which resembles a dormitory room, at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. The Cuddly Catz program at the Larch Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison is several months old, but inmates say they’ve already noticed a difference in the cats and themselves. The program began in cooperation with a local animal shelter. It has grown to include two cats and four inmates, and the prison plans to add four more cats. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Inmate Richard Amaro holds Clementine in his 12-by-10-foot cell, which resembles a dormitory room, at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Inmate Joseph Contreras holds Princess Natalie at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Inmate Richard Amaro walks Clementine at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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This frame grab from video shows inmate Richard Amaro with his cat Clementine at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Inmate Richard Amaro holds Clementine in his 12-by-10-foot cell, which resembles a dormitory room, at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Inmate Richard Amaro is shown with Clementine at Larch Correctional Facility Friday, April 20, 2012, in Yacolt, Wash. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Cats Find New Home Behind Bars

The "Cuddly Catz" program at Larch Correctional Facility in Yacolt, Washington teaches inmates some valuable life skills.

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