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Montana State Prison gaining ground on staffing shortage

Montana State Prison gaining ground on staffing shortage

MISSOULA — Montana State Prison officials say they're gaining ground on a staffing shortage that left correctional officers working mandatory overtime earlier this year.

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LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison

LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison

LeRoy Kirkegard, warden at Montana State Prison, Deer Lodge, is pictured outside the prison on Thursday. The prison is reviewing and tightening its policies to prevent prison escapes.

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State prison tightens security; Effort follows inmate’s shooting

State prison tightens security; Effort follows inmate’s shooting

DEER LODGE — An escape from Montana State Prison this summer that ended in the shooting death of the inmate in Billings has prompted prison officials to tighten security procedures and search tactics.

September 13, 2013 5:02 pmLoading…
Budget panel approves most of Corrections' requested spending increases

Budget panel approves most of Corrections' requested spending increases

HELENA — A legislative panel Friday endorsed most of the state Corrections Department’s requested $30 million budget increase for the next two years, but did not approve any pay raise or increased staffing for correctional officers at the Montana State Prison.

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Warden: 37 jobs open at prison; workers need raises

Warden: 37 jobs open at prison; workers need raises

HELENA — The Montana State Prison has 37 vacancies for correctional officers, and a pay raise is badly needed to help recruit and retain for what’s already a difficult job, the prison’s warden told a legislative budget panel Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Circle native named Montana State Prison warden

Circle native named Montana State Prison warden

HELENA — Montana native and Las Vegas detention official Leroy Kirkegard was named Tuesday as the new warden at Montana State Prison, becoming the first new warden at the prison in 16 years.

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State choosing among man, 2 women who are finalists for next Montana State Prison warden

HELENA — The first new state prison warden in 16 years is likely to be chosen this month, and state Corrections Director Mike Ferriter says he’s not looking for anyone to “come in and make drastic changes.”

October 05, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Three are finalists for warden's job

Three finalists for the position of Montana State Prison warden participated in formal interviews and toured the Deer Lodge facility Friday, final steps in the selection process that has been under way for several months.

October 03, 2011 4:59 pmLoading…

3 finalists interviewed for warden's job

HELENA -- State corrections officials have interviewed three finalists for the position of warden of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

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