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Sounds of the holidays bring cheer to Women's Prison

Sounds of the holidays bring cheer to Women's Prison

In the visitation room of the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings on Monday morning, the voices of nine women lifted the spirits of inmates with songs of Christmas.

December 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Inmate applause

Inmate applause

An inmate at the Montana Women’s Prison applauds for a choral group at the Montana Women’s Prison on Monday morning.

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An inmate follows the lyrics

An inmate follows the lyrics

An inmate follows the lyrics to a Christmas carol at the Montana Women’s Prison on Monday morning.

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Chorale and Con Spirito

Chorale and Con Spirito

Members of Con Spirito and the Billings Symphony’s Chorale sing Christmas carols for inmates at the Montana Women’s Prison.

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Singers at Women's Prison

Singers at Women's Prison

A combination of Billings Symphony Chorale and professional singers perform Christmas carols for inmates at the Montana Women’s Prison on Monday morning.

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Inmate Renee Teeter greets Martha Rowe

Inmate Renee Teeter greets Martha Rowe

Inmate Renee Teeter, left, greets Martha Rowe after singers performed Christmas carols at the Montana Women’s Prison on Monday morning.

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Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

An inmate at the Montana Women’s Prison was charged Friday with felony aggravated assault for allegedly knocking another inmate to the ground on Sept. 21 and kicking and kneeing her, breaking her nose.

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Dog training tunnel turns out the lights for 1,300 on South Side

About 1,300 people on the South Side lost power on Thursday after a spokesman for NorthWestern Energy said an object from the Montana Women's Prison got caught in a power line, causing the line to short out.

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'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

Fourteen women Thursday became the first graduates of a computer technology skills program, but they weren’t typical students.

May 29, 2014 4:15 pm Video Photos

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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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Corrections names new Montana Women’s Prison warden

Corrections names new Montana Women’s Prison warden

Joan Daly, deputy warden for treatment services at the Montana Women’s Prison on South 27th Street, has been named the new warden, the Montana Department of Corrections announced Friday.

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State opens 2nd health clinic for employees — in Billings

State opens 2nd health clinic for employees — in Billings

HELENA — The state this week opened its second health center that offers primary care and wellness services exclusively for state workers covered by its employee health plan — this time in Billings.

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Warden finalists named for Montana Women's Prison

The Montana Department of Corrections announced Thursday the selection of four finalists to replace the outgoing warden at Montana Women's Prison in Billings.

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Search for new warden at Montana Women's Prison continues

The Montana Department of Corrections received nearly 50 applications for the soon-to-be vacant warden position at Montana Women's Prison in Billings, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Report faults management by former warden at Montana Women's Prison

Report faults management by former warden at Montana Women's Prison

A complaint filed by a state Department of Corrections employee led agency officials to take action against Jo Acton, who recently retired from her post as warden at Montana Women's Prison.

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Montana Women's Prison warden Jo Acton to retire

Montana Women's Prison warden Jo Acton to retire

Jo Acton, the longtime warden of the Montana Women's Prison, on Monday announced that she will retire.

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Montana Women’s Prison workers authorize strike

A union representing about 50 Montana Women’s Prison workers has voted to authorize a strike to resolve a dispute over an expired contract.

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Quilts ease pain of losing hospice patients

Quilts ease pain of losing hospice patients

At a workshop years ago, Ashley DiFronzo heard about quilts helping to ease the loss of a hospice patient.

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Billings woman pleads guilty to weapon charge

Billings woman pleads guilty to weapon charge

A Billings woman who spent five years in prison for tampering with evidence in a murder case pleaded guilty Friday in District Court to a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

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Montana Women's Prison deputy warden Bob Paul

Montana Women's Prison deputy warden Bob Paul

Bob Paul, deputy warden at Montana Women's Prison, shows the new greenhouse built on the prison campus.

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