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Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

A 23-year-old man who murdered two sisters in January 2012 — stabbing one of them more than 130 times — was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in Montana State Prison.

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Man sentenced to 15 years prison for armed robbery

Man sentenced to 15 years prison for armed robbery

Prior to being sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for armed robbery, a man made a lengthy and emotional statement, saying that he takes responsibility for his actions and has struggled with drug addiction.

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Transient gets 15 years for beating man in dispute over pork chop

MISSOULA — The transient man who savagely beat another man during an argument over a pork chop will spend the next 15 years in the Montana State Prison.

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Man pleads guilty in March bank robbery

Man pleads guilty in March bank robbery

A 43-year-old man with a criminal record that includes felony theft, arson, forgery and attempted robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a Billings bank in March.

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Sex offender gets 10 years for false registration

MISSOULA — A Level 3 sex offender who has spent 20 of the last 22 years in prison faces another 10 years for using two false addresses when registering as a sex offender in Missoula.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Montana inmate, 84, dies in prison infirmary

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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