Montana Department Of Corrections
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.
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.
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.
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.
A prisoner walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Tuesday night but was arrested on Wednesday morning.
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.
BUTTE — After prosecutors finished their case against Tisha Ann Brunell Thursday, her attorneys asked the judge to acquit the former nurse on all charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMILTON – Hamilton pastor Harris Himes will get to spend Christmas with his loved ones.
James Robert “J.R.” Hollingsworth is back in jail after violating the conditions of his parole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alternatives, Inc. and the Montana Department of Corrections are seeking help in finding Lasondra Sandcrane, who walked away from the Passages Prerelease Center late Saturday.