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Man sentenced to 15 years prison for armed robbery

Man sentenced to 15 years prison for armed robbery

Prior to being sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for armed robbery, a man made a lengthy and emotional statement, saying that he takes responsibility for his actions and has struggled with drug addiction.

August 13, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
Man gets 5 years probation for robbing Wal-Mart, meth possession

Man gets 5 years probation for robbing Wal-Mart, meth possession

A man who has pleaded guilty to robbing the Heights Wal-Mart in June 2013 and admitted methamphetamine possession is facing five years of probation.

July 22, 2014 12:37 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

About 75 percent of inmates at Montana Women’s Prison arrive addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Drug abuse is at the root of most of their crimes – illegal possession or stealing to support their habits.

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Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Montana’s only women’s prison is out of space. With a capacity of 194, it had 196 inmates on a recent weekday. Twenty-eight other inmates were being held in county jails, awaiting a bed at the prison on South 27th Street.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Less room for families in addiction recovery

Gazette opinion: Less room for families in addiction recovery

Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Woman sentenced for driving high on meth with kids in car

Woman sentenced for driving high on meth with kids in car

A Billings judge on Friday sentenced a woman to the state Department of Corrections who drove with her children while she was high on meth, with a recommendation for a drug treatment program.

June 20, 2014 3:42 pmLoading…
'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

Fourteen women Thursday became the first graduates of a computer technology skills program, but they weren’t typical students.

May 29, 2014 4:15 pm Video Photos

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Man sentenced for again assaulting girlfriend

Man sentenced for again assaulting girlfriend

A Billings man on Tuesday received a partially suspended sentence for again assaulting his girlfriend in November.

May 27, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…
Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

Officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

CASPER, Wyo. — Austin Ideen took part in a violent, drunken home invasion and assault in Casper.

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Judge: Dispute over execution drug to go to trial

HELENA — A judge has upheld most of the changes Montana corrections officials made to execution methods after a legal challenge by two death row inmates, but he said a dispute over one of the drugs used in lethal injections should be decided at trial.

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Deer Lodge man sentenced for helping shooting suspect escape

BUTTE — A Deer Lodge man who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in a Butte homicide case has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections.

April 17, 2014 1:57 pmLoading…
In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

In the interim, legislators discuss death penalty methods

CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.

April 02, 2014 5:50 am Photos

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Man given suspended sentence for DUI No. 6

Man given suspended sentence for DUI No. 6

A man received a sentence Tuesday of five years of probation for what prosecutors have said is his sixth DUI.

April 01, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…

Casper man on probation gets prison after six failed drug tests, DUI

A 19-year-old Casper man who received probation for his involvement in a violent home invasion and gun-related assault will serve time in prison after failing six drug tests and receiving a DUI conviction within months of his sentence of probation.

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Pepper-spray robber back in custody

Pepper-spray robber back in custody

A Billings judge on Friday revoked a man’s 2011 sentence for two counts of felony robbery.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…
ACLU: Montana's mentally ill prisoners are mistreated

ACLU: Montana's mentally ill prisoners are mistreated

HELENA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana said Friday that the state prison and hospital have a woefully inadequate system of treating mentally ill prisoners, denying them proper care and violating their rights.

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Wyoming legislators want to learn why less crime produces more prisoners

CHEYENNE — State officials pulled back a request for money to expand the medium-security prison at Torrington to take a deep look at Wyoming’s entire corrections system before adding more beds.

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Man sentenced for failing to register as violent offender

Man sentenced for failing to register as violent offender

A Billings judge has sentenced a 26-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history to five years in custody of the state Department of Corrections for failing to register as a violent offender.

January 31, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Man gets 10 years for 8th felony conviction

Man gets 10 years for 8th felony conviction

A Billings judge sentenced a man Monday to 10 years with the Department of Corrections for his eighth felony conviction.

January 27, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Man, 24, gets prison for 7th felony

Man, 24, gets prison for 7th felony

A judge sentenced a 24-year-old man Monday for his seventh felony, a West End burglary in 2012.

January 27, 2014 2:24 pmLoading…

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