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Warden finalists named for Montana Women's Prison

The Montana Department of Corrections announced Thursday the selection of four finalists to replace the outgoing warden at Montana Women's Prison in Billings.

May 30, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Public information shows DOC acted promptly

Conclusive evidence of generally poor management and a disregard for the Department of Corrections Code of Conduct resulted in Montana Women’s Prison warden being placed on administrative leave last month.

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Report faults management by former warden at Montana Women's Prison

Report faults management by former warden at Montana Women's Prison

A complaint filed by a state Department of Corrections employee led agency officials to take action against Jo Acton, who recently retired from her post as warden at Montana Women's Prison.

April 04, 2013 11:35 am Related

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Gazette opinion: Montanans deserve to know what happened in prison

Jo Acton’s long career with the Montana Department of Corrections has been documented in numerous Billings Gazette news articles that were overwhelmingly positive: Fundraising for the women’s prison chapel, starting a program for inmates to raise helper dogs for individuals with disabilities…

March 27, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Jo Acton

Jo Acton

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Montana Women's Prison warden Jo Acton to retire

Montana Women's Prison warden Jo Acton to retire

Jo Acton, the longtime warden of the Montana Women's Prison, on Monday announced that she will retire.

March 20, 2013 9:00 amLoading…

Prison warden placed on administrative leave

The Montana Women's Prison warden, Jo Acton, was placed on administrative leave with pay on Wednesday by the Department of Human Resources Bureau.

March 14, 2013 5:49 pmLoading…

Women's prison makes inmate banking easier via Internet

HELENA — The state says that families of female inmates can now use the Internet to deposit money into their personal accounts.

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Montana Women's Prison inmate sues over lack of kosher food

Montana Women's Prison inmate sues over lack of kosher food

A Montana Women's Prison inmate is suing state corrections officials, claiming they are not providing her kosher foods in violation of her right to religious freedom.

January 31, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…
Ex-inmate applauds prison life

Ex-inmate applauds prison life

Jo Acton, warden of the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings, occasionally hears, usually on the inmate grapevine, how some of her former charges are doing in the outside world.

February 27, 2010 12:18 amLoading…

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