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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, 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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