Department Of Corrections
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 call police, the man drove off with the body in the back seat of his car, police said Thursday.
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.
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 crimes – illegal possession or stealing to support their habits.
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.
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.
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.
Fourteen women Thursday became the first graduates of a computer technology skills program, but they weren’t typical students.
A Billings man on Tuesday received a partially suspended sentence for again assaulting his girlfriend in November.
CASPER, Wyo. — Austin Ideen took part in a violent, drunken home invasion and assault in Casper.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — A legislative committee will continue discussing Wyoming's options to execute inmates convicted of capital crimes in the coming months.
A man received a sentence Tuesday of five years of probation for what prosecutors have said is his sixth 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.
A Billings judge on Friday revoked a man’s 2011 sentence for two counts of felony robbery.
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.
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.
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.