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Deer Lodge man sentenced to 60 years for molesting girl

A 27-year-old Deer Lodge man received a 60-year prison sentence for felony sexual assault with 35 years suspended Tuesday.

October 03, 2013 9:46 amLoading…
Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center, sent to prison

Ryan Leaf kicked out of drug treatment center, sent to prison

HELENA — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and violating his treatment plan, a corrections official said Thursday.

January 17, 2013 12:07 pm Photos

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Deer Lodge man pleads not guilty in wife's death

Deer Lodge man pleads not guilty in wife's death

DEER LODGE — A 65-year-old Deer Lodge-area man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide with a weapons enhancement in the death of his wife.

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Dennis Schowengerdt

Dennis Schowengerdt

Dennis Schowengerdt 

December 10, 2012 6:11 pmLoading…
Sheriff details homicide suspect's confession

Sheriff details homicide suspect's confession

DEER LODGE — His wife dead on the living room floor from multiple stab wounds, Dennis Schowengerdt allegedly spent the night thinking about what he should do.

December 10, 2012 12:37 pm Photos

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Inmate convicted of killing fellow prisoner over earphone theft

Inmate convicted of killing fellow prisoner over earphone theft

DEER LODGE – A Montana State Prison inmate was found guilty on Thursday of murdering a fellow prisoner over a pair of stolen earphones.

November 16, 2012 8:48 amLoading…
Hospital employee accused of striking prison inmate

Hospital employee accused of striking prison inmate

DEER LODGE -– An employee at Deer Lodge Medical Center is accused of striking a Montana State Prison inmate receiving treatment at the hospital early Tuesday morning.

June 27, 2012 11:38 amLoading…

Man who assaulted Montana Tech student gets 12 years

BUTTE -- A 29-year-old man was ordered to spend the next 12 years at the prison in Deer Lodge on Thursday for assaulting a female student in a restroom on the campus of Montana Tech.

May 10, 2012 12:28 pmLoading…

5 inmates suffer superficial injuries in fight

DEER LODGE -- Montana State Prison officials are investigating a weekend fight in which five inmates suffered superficial injuries.

April 04, 2012 11:50 amLoading…

Prison settles dispute over 'English-only' policy

HELENA — Montana prison officials said Friday they will start translating non-English letters sent to prisoners — a response to a convicted killer's lawsuit challenging the prison's letter policy that prevented him from getting mail in Spanish.

March 09, 2012 9:52 amLoading…
Canadian on Montana death row says he's changed

Canadian on Montana death row says he's changed

DEER LODGE — A Canadian awaiting execution in Montana for a 1982 killing said Wednesday that he thinks there is a good chance the governor will spare his life now that he's a far different person than the out-of-control youth who took the lives of two young Blackfeet Indian men.

February 22, 2012 1:35 pmLoading…

3 finalists interviewed for warden's job

HELENA -- State corrections officials have interviewed three finalists for the position of warden of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

October 03, 2011 10:17 amLoading…

Deer Lodge inmate killed in prison cell

DEER LODGE - On Sunday evening at approximately 7:45 p.m., an inmate was killed after being attacked in his cell at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

September 06, 2011 12:08 amLoading…

Old Montana Prison featured on "Ghost Lab"

DEER LODGE — An episode of the Discovery Science Channel show "Ghost Lab" featuring the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge is scheduled to air starting this week.

December 14, 2010 12:24 pmLoading…

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