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Police searching for Passages walkaway

Police searching for Passages walkaway

Police are searching for a 32-year-old woman who walked away from the Passages prerelease center, 1001 South 27th St., early Tuesday.

November 04, 2014 3:27 pmLoading…
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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State issues warrant for felon fired from Missoula apartments

State issues warrant for felon fired from Missoula apartments

MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Corrections issued a warrant Tuesday for a violent felon who reportedly stole an elderly woman’s car and fled after getting fired from his job at a Salvation Army housing development for senior citizens.

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Offender sought after leaving Alpha House

Offender sought after leaving Alpha House

Alternatives Inc., and the Montana Department of Corrections are seeking the public's help in locating Franklin Whiteman, who walked away from Alpha House on Wednesday. 

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Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

A U.S. Army color guard posted flags in a courtroom where tables were laden with flowers, cake and sandwiches. The standing-room-only crowd included congressional representatives and guests from Helena. Wednesday was graduation day in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested

Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested

A prisoner walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Tuesday night but was arrested on Wednesday morning.

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Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

A Louisiana corrections company plans a job fair April 16 at the Two Rivers Detention Facility in Hardin in an effort to find up to 115 employees to operate a therapeutic treatment center for Bureau of Indian Affairs inmates, beginning as early as May 15.

April 10, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Defense asks judge to acquit former nurse in phone sex case

Defense asks judge to acquit former nurse in phone sex case

BUTTE — After prosecutors finished their case against Tisha Ann Brunell Thursday, her attorneys asked the judge to acquit the former nurse on all charges.

March 20, 2014 3:12 pmLoading…
Former Corrections nurse's trial on sex charges opens in Anaconda

Former Corrections nurse's trial on sex charges opens in Anaconda

ANACONDA — A 45-year-old former corrections nurse accused of having intercourse with an inmate in an Anaconda institution contends she only engaged in phone sex with the man.

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Suspect in Crow murders in commitment proceedings

Suspect in Crow murders in commitment proceedings

Authorities have filed a petition seeking to have a Montana man committed to a government psychiatric hospital after he was found incompetent to stand trial in a triple murder that roiled the Crow Indian Reservation.

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ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions

ACLU: Untested drugs dangerous in executions

HELENA — A long execution in Ohio that left the condemned inmate gasping and snorting illustrates the dangers of using untested drug combinations in lethal injections, said a civil-rights group suing Montana over its execution method.

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Montana corrections officials question prison rape survey

Montana corrections officials question prison rape survey

HELENA — A nationwide survey of prisoners found Montana State Prison has one of the highest rates of rapes and sexual assaults, but state corrections officials questioned the report's methodology and said Wednesday it's unlikely the problem is as bad as it seems.

January 08, 2014 2:20 pm Photos

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Hamilton pastor sentenced to 90 days in jail, restitution for securities fraud

Hamilton pastor sentenced to 90 days in jail, restitution for securities fraud

HAMILTON – Hamilton pastor Harris Himes will get to spend Christmas with his loved ones.

December 21, 2013 11:15 amLoading…
Driver in fatality in jail on parole violation

Driver in fatality in jail on parole violation

James Robert “J.R.” Hollingsworth is back in jail after violating the conditions of his parole.

December 21, 2013 9:25 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Thankful for safe, healthy families

Gazette opinion: Thankful for safe, healthy families

On Thanksgiving Day, family is high on the list of things that make Americans grateful. Those of us with safe, stable homes and healthy parent-child relationships too often take these blessings for granted.

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Man in downtown gun incident pleads no contest to criminal endangerment

Man in downtown gun incident pleads no contest to criminal endangerment

A Billings man prosecutors say shot himself during a confrontation with a police officer near a downtown bar in July pleaded no contest to criminal endangerment on Thursday.

November 21, 2013 12:32 pmLoading…
State to offer boot camp for women to settle discrimination claims

State to offer boot camp for women to settle discrimination claims

Montana's Department of Corrections will offer boot camp for female prisoners and cancel a mandatory treatment program that was criticized as degrading under a settlement announced Tuesday in a discrimination lawsuit.

October 29, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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3 pre-release center walkaways in 1 week a coincidence

3 pre-release center walkaways in 1 week a coincidence

It's a coincidence that in one week three people fled pre-release centers overseen by Alternatives Inc., in Billings, according to the organization's administrator.

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Former Butte justice of peace may be jailed after failed suicide attempt

Former Butte justice of peace may be jailed after failed suicide attempt

BUTTE — A former Butte justice of the peace faces potential incarceration after he shot himself last week on the day he was to enter a rehab facility for prescription drug abuse.

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Hamilton man gets 10 years for wife's death

Hamilton man gets 10 years for wife's death

HAMILTON — A Hamilton man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to negligent homicide in the November 2012 death of his wife after an apparent drunken argument in a motel room.

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