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Robin Schwartzkopf, Heidi Schwend, Dennis McCave, John Earley, Anne Gauer

Robin Schwartzkopf, Heidi Schwend, Dennis McCave, John Earley, Anne Gauer

From left, Robin Schwartzkopf, Heidi Schwend, Dennis McCave, John Earley and Anne Gauer gather at Schwartzkopf’s Laurel home, one of the locations for Alexander Payne’s latest film, “Nebraska.” Each played a part in the film’s production, either on- or off-camera.

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Dennis McCave

Dennis McCave

Retired Yellowstone County jailer Dennis McCave has a speaking role in the movie “Nebraska.” He is photographed Dec. 13 in Laurel sitting on Robin Schwartzkopf’s sofa that appeared in the film.

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Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind

Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind

In January 1993, the Yellowstone County Detention Facility reached a record daily high inmate population of 172, just two shy of its capacity.

January 27, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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RiverStone Health declares takeover of medical services at jail 'very successful transition'

RiverStone Health declares takeover of medical services at jail 'very successful transition'

It has been a year since RiverStone Health took over medical services at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility and by all accounts it was the right move, even though it's twice as expensive.

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After decades on the job, county jail commander plans retirement

After decades on the job, county jail commander plans retirement

At the end of December, Capt. Dennis McCave will end his career with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office in the same place it began: at the county jail.

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Capt. Dennis McCave

Capt. Dennis McCave

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Capt. Dennis McCave stands in the command center of the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. McCave retired on Dec. 31 after almost 35 years with the office and nearly 25 years in charge of the jail.

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'Nebraska' filming attracts local actors, gawkers

'Nebraska' filming attracts local actors, gawkers

Hannah Shine, a guard for the Central Washington University women’s basketball team, and her teammates stood on First Avenue on Thursday trying to get actor Will Forte’s attention.

November 30, 2012 12:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s new keys for sober driving

The “boot” might keep Butte residents from driving drunk for a month. Sale of DUI offenders’ vehicles could reduce recidivism in Musselshell County. Montanans have become more creative in efforts to curb DUI.

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Woman who gave birth at county jail complains about treatment

Woman who gave birth at county jail complains about treatment

A Billings woman who gave birth on the floor of a holding cell at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility in February says she did not receive proper medical care and is considering a lawsuit.

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Attorney objects to jail policy that allows inmates Playboy, nude photos

Attorney objects to jail policy that allows inmates Playboy, nude photos

Billings attorney Stacy Sampson had been inside the Yellowstone County jail hundreds of times during her four-year tenure as a public defender. But during a visit two years ago, she saw something that still makes her mad.

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Baby makes unexpected appearance at county jail

The Yellowstone County jail had an unexpected visitor last weekend.

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Gazette opinion: Cooperation best remedy for jail's nurse shortage

The Yellowstone County jail budget includes seven full-time licensed practical nurses to provide basic health services to an inmate population that runs around 400.

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RiverStone Health poised to take over medical services at Yellowstone County Detention facility

RiverStone Health poised to take over medical services at Yellowstone County Detention facility

As inmate populations grow, jail officials seek to increase the availability of medical professionals at the Yellowstone County Detention Center.

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RiverStone Health poised to take over medical services at Yellowstone County Detention Facility

RiverStone Health poised to take over medical services at Yellowstone County Detention Facility

After several false starts, RiverStone Health, the county's public health agency, is set to take over medical services at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility beginning Dec. 1.

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Kate Kydland

Kate Kydland

Kate Kydland, a Licensed Practical Nurse, is the nursing supervisor at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. She has been employed at the facility for 22 years. Nurses make rounds to dispense medications to the inmate population five times each day. They also field 20 to 30 requests eac…

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Nursing supervisor

Nursing supervisor

Kate Kydland, nursing supervisor at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, checks inmates' medical charts as she prepares to make rounds to dispense medications. Kydland, who has worked at the facility for 22 years, is concerned about the turnover among the nursing staff. The jail is bud…

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Capt. Dennis McCave

Capt. Dennis McCave

Capt. Dennis McCave shows the dental room at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. He says the environment at the facility has evolved so much that it needs more of a medical direction than just triage.

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Jail bosses accused of retaliation

Jail bosses accused of retaliation

A woman employed at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility has filed a discrimination complaint against her bosses.

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Dennis McCave

Dennis McCave

Jail volunteer and Yellowstone County Sheriff's Department Captain Dennis McCave joins in other RSVP volunteers in an original song at the group's annual volunteer appreciation party at the Elks Lodge Thursday, December 10, 2009.

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Sheriff’s final salute

Sheriff’s final salute

When Yellowstone County Sheriff Chuck Maxwell's funeral began Wednesday at MetraPark, about 300 law enforcement officers filed in after his casket.

July 01, 2009 5:20 pm Photos

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