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By Jeremy Burnham
The Journal 

Wild horse inmate study approved by house


Last updated 5/25/2020 at 11:58am

OLYMPIA — Convicts working in a “Gentling Program” to help calm wild horses?

That’s what Washington Ninth District Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy would like to see.

Dye, whose Ninth District includes Adams County, introduced House Bill 2579, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives last Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.

The bill would establish a study to be executed by the state Department of Corrections to evaluate and report on the feasibility of implementing wild horse training at the Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Connell.

The program would be similar to on...

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