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Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Yellowstone County sheriff promotes 2 to captain ranks

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder promoted two lieutenants to captains on Tuesday, citing their job dedication and responsibilities.

July 15, 2014 11:35 amLoading…
Yellowstone County jail rolls out video visitation system

Yellowstone County jail rolls out video visitation system

A new system installed at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility last week could make it a bit easier for people to connect with loved ones behind bars while also making a little money for the county and easing some stress on jail staff.

December 10, 2013 4:30 pm Video Loading…
Sheriff’s jail work program begins

Sheriff’s jail work program begins

Beads of perspiration dotted Jason Updegraff’s brow as he pushed a broom in the parking lot this week at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

September 19, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Ups and Downs:

More Montana docs. The Montana Family Residency Program will add three more doctors to its training program thanks to a $450,000 grant made under the Affordable Care Act. The Montana residency based at RiverStone Health in Billings has been highly successful in preparing new physicians for …

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bofto takes helm at Yellowstone County jail

Bofto takes helm at Yellowstone County jail

Never in his wildest imagination did Yellowstone County Sheriff's Lt. Sam Bofto think that his career would land him in the county jail.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Sheriff right to tackle cold cases

On Feb. 27, troopers with the Alaska State Cold Case Unit traveled to Butte to arrest and extradite a man recently charged with the 1996 murder of the woman who was then his girlfriend.

March 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sheriff's Office investigates assault outside Shotgun Willie's

The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Department is investigating an assault that took place outside Shotgun Willie's on Sunday night.

November 09, 2010 2:41 pmLoading…

Man recovering from stabbing

A man who was found with stab wounds near Acton on Saturday morning is recovering and cooperating with authorities in the investigation, officials said Tuesday.

September 28, 2010 6:24 pmLoading…

Stabbing victim found near Acton

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the stabbing of a man who was found late Saturday morning near Acton.

September 25, 2010 10:00 pmLoading…

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