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Inmates decorate governor’s mansion for holidays

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Eight prison inmates have given the Washington state governor’s mansion a holiday makeover.

KING-TV reports the inmates from the Washington Corrections Center for Women on Monday hung wreaths, put up garland and lights around the executive residence on the state Capitol campus.

The women are all graduates of horticulture and floriculture programs offered within the prison.

Washington first lady Trudi Inslee learned about the program during a tour of the prison and first invited the inmates to decorate the Olympia home five years ago.

In a written statement, Inslee said she’s proud to employ the women.

The supplies and labor cost an estimated $4,500, which is covered by private donations to the Governor’s Mansion Foundation.


Information from: KING-TV,

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