Cats teach inmates value of teamwork

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Inmates Joseph Contreras holds Princess Natalie 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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The Cuddly Catz program at the Larch Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison in Yacolt, Wash., 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.

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