HELENA — A legislative panel Friday endorsed most of the state Corrections Department’s requested $30 million budget increase for the next two years, but did not approve any pay raise or increased staffing for correctional officers at the Montana State Prison.
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Corrections is cutting inmate sex offender and mental-health treatment programs to save money.
HELENA - A new site is needed for a proposed prerelease center in Kalispell after nearly three-quarters of nearby property owners surveyed objected to the site on the southern edge of the city.
A consultant to the Montana Department of Corrections is recommending construction of a $371 million prison in the Billings area to handle a projected increase in the state's inmate population.
CHEYENNE - The state Corrections Department says an inmate at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp at Newcastle has died. It is the second state inmate to die in the past week.
It was painful to read this, one of the lengthiest, most elaborate newspaper corrections I've ever come across. The strangest part of it was that the reporter evidently used anonymous quotes plucked off the Web to make the case that residents of a certain Las Vegas suburb were racist. Wha…