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Man who jumped through glass door while on acid, meth sentenced to treatment program

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Montana’s prisoner population has been growing faster than the national average. The state’s inmate count increased 15 percent between 2004 an…

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A man convicted of driving under the influence while on probation for his fourth DUI offense was given a suspended sentence with the Montana D…

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POLSON — A former firefighter with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes has been given a 20-year suspended sentence with the Department…

Deliberate homicide charging documents released Thursday against John Edward Szydlowski, 31, provide additional information into a slaying in …

A man charged with stealing a large sum of money from the bar he was employed at was sentenced in Yellowstone County District Court on Thursda…

A Billings woman was sentenced, and a Billings man pleaded guilty in separate DUI cases in Yellowstone District Court on Thursday. 

Stepped-up efforts to reduce overcrowding in Yellowstone County’s jail appear to be working, but the county is still struggling with having to…

In an effort to reduce an overcrowded jail, Yellowstone County officials on Wednesday urged state Department of Corrections administrators to …

  • By VINCE DEVLIN Missoulian

BIGFORK — A Bigfork man who was drunk when he made a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, causing one rider to lose her leg, must pay…

The grandmother of Zachary Ray Wyles Jr., a 21-month-old, who died of blunt-force trauma to the head after being hit by a pickup on Feb. 5, ha…

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HELENA — Senators have endorsed a proposal to require working inmates to save a certain amount of their earnings.

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's top prison administrator wants counties to share in state penitentiary costs.

  • By RUSSELL FAGG

First question for the new column: “How can someone have so many DUI’s and not be in prison?”

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 28-year-old Anchorage man told his brother he had strangled his girlfriend, and when his brother said he intended to cal…

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 take…

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.

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 cr…

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…

Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Cen…