In Washington's minimum security prison, the Cedar Creek Corrections Center, threatened Oregon Spotted Frogs are finding unlikely allies. Through a program called Sustainability in Prisons felons work with biologists to tend the wild-collected eggs, monitor the tadpoles and finally release young frogs back into their native habitat. Prisoners must compete to enter the program and maintain a record of perfect behavior to stay in it. They earn standard prison wages by doing tedious tasks like harvesting hundreds of crickets for frog food. Six months after hatching the frogs are ready for release but the inmates can only imagine the tiny amphibians' first hops into freedom; the men remain behind security fences until their own dates of release.