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Man gets 10-year-prison sentence for December gas station robbery

Man gets 10-year-prison sentence for December gas station robbery

A Billings judge on Monday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for using a BB gun to rob a gas station in December.

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Beach's legal team releases letter decrying parole board's decision

Beach's legal team releases letter decrying parole board's decision

Centurion Ministries, the New Jersey-based group working to free convicted murderer Barry Beach from his 100-year no parole sentence, has released a 10-page letter following the June 11 decision by the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denying a hearing on executive clemency for Beach.

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Man sentenced to 8 years prison for assaulting police

Man sentenced to 8 years prison for assaulting police

A Billings man was sentenced Thursday to eight years at the Montana State Prison for assaulting two police officers last fall.  

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2 state prison inmates die of extended illnesses

HELENA — Montana State Prison officials said two inmates who were serving time for deliberate homicide have died of extended illnesses.

May 28, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…

Montana prison inmate dies of extended illness

HELENA — A Montana State Prison inmate who died last week had a criminal record that included bank robberies and bombings in New England in the 1970s, a murder in an Arkansas prison in the 1980s and attempted murder and kidnapping in Montana.

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Montana State Prison reducing visitation days

Montana State Prison reducing visitation days

HELENA — The Montana State Prison is reducing the number of inmate visitation days available each week due to a temporary shortage of staff to cover visitation.

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Montana State Prison inmates dies from extended illness

Montana State Prison inmate Jay Clark died Saturday from an extended illness, according to a news release from the prison.

April 21, 2014 4:13 pmLoading…
Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall

Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall

A judge sentenced a level 3 sex offender on Thursday to the Montana State Prison for following young girls at the Rimrock Mall.

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Inmate from Yellowstone County dies at out-of-state prison

Inmate from Yellowstone County dies at out-of-state prison

HELENA — Montana State Prison officials say an inmate has died of an apparent hanging in an out-of-state prison.

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Man convicted of killing 4 dies at Montana prison

Man convicted of killing 4 dies at Montana prison

DEER LODGE — A man serving life sentences for homicides committed in Arkansas, Montana and California in 2000 died unexpectedly at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, prison officials said.

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Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates

Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates

HELENA — Advocates who filed a federal lawsuit over Montana's treatment of mentally ill prisoners say they are optimistic the matter can still be resolved through negotiations with state corrections officials.

March 31, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…

Montana inmate, 84, dies in prison infirmary

DEER LODGE — An 82-year-old inmate at the Montana State Prison has died.

March 28, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Man sentenced to 10 years prison for 2012 bank robbery

Man sentenced to 10 years prison for 2012 bank robbery

A Billings judge sentenced a man to 10 years at Montana State Prison for stealing nearly $10,000 from a bank in 2012.

March 25, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…
Man gets 10 years in prison for drunken collision with train

Man gets 10 years in prison for drunken collision with train

A man with 17 felonies on his record will spend 10 years at Montana State Prison for driving drunk through a closed railroad crossing and hitting a train in January 2013.

March 24, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Reform must start with support for community care

The state may be able to more effectively serve individuals who have similar treatment needs if it reviews and reconfigures its system of public institutions.

March 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge

Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge

 Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. 

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

The stories are heart-wrenching. Serious violations of civil rights law are alleged.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana State Prison

Montana State Prison

The group Disability Rights Montana claims the prison is Montana State Prison is warehousing hundreds of mentally ill inmates without adequate mental-health care.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Service animal provides HIV-positive man 'unconditional love'

Service animal provides HIV-positive man 'unconditional love'

For Bruce Darland, daily living can be overwhelming.

February 27, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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2 inmates sentenced in Yellowstone County die of illness at state prison

DEER LODGE — Corrections officials say two inmates at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge died of natural causes over the weekend.

February 24, 2014 10:57 amLoading…

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