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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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Alta Littlelight is training her eighth dog in Prison Paws. She is one of 34 inmates whose good behavior has earned them a spot in the dog pod.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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: Focus on life outside — Prison must reduce recidivism

Too many of the women sent to the Montana Women’s Prison return. In recent years, between a quarter and a third of all inmates released, came back — most of them for violating conditions of their parole. Less than 4 percent were convicted of new crimes.

June 26, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

Pension snafu. An error in the new law that reformed Montana’s Public Employees Retirement System would cause employer and employee contribution increases to disappear too soon and would extend cuts in retiree benefits longer than intended.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Corrections names new Montana Women’s Prison warden

Corrections names new Montana Women’s Prison warden

Joan Daly, deputy warden for treatment services at the Montana Women’s Prison on South 27th Street, has been named the new warden, the Montana Department of Corrections announced Friday.

June 21, 2013 9:37 amLoading…

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…

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