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Yellowstone County Detention Facility

John Ostlund

John Ostlund

John Ostlund

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Ups and Downs

Up: To Riverstone Health for 30 years of public health service and helping keep the community healthy. Not only does this organization have a huge job, but it does a great job being a partner and good leader in community health care issues.

August 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
1 dead from "cutting injury" in Laurel; 1 booked on suspicion of deliberate homicide

1 dead from "cutting injury" in Laurel; 1 booked on suspicion of deliberate homicide

A 40-year-old man is dead after being cut Saturday night in Laurel.

August 03, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Woman jailed on attempted murder charges in Forsyth arson case

Woman jailed on attempted murder charges in Forsyth arson case

Two Forsyth residents face charges that they tried to kill five people by setting a house on fire.

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MetraPark workers will see pay raise under new contract

The Teamsters Local 190 and Yellowstone County have settled negotiations for MetraPark workers in a deal that calls for a five-year contract.

June 05, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Woman who confessed to baby's death in court; bond set at $250,000

Woman who confessed to baby's death in court; bond set at $250,000

A 23-year-old woman brought from California to Billings this week was charged on Wednesday with the 2012 death of her infant daughter.

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Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

Louisiana corrections firm says it will operate treatment center in Hardin jail

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.

April 10, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Police arrest suspected bank robber

A Billings man was in custody Friday evening, accused of robbing a West Side bank.

March 07, 2014 11:16 pmLoading…
'I never give up on them': Chaplain plans to retire after 16 years working at jail

'I never give up on them': Chaplain plans to retire after 16 years working at jail

Sam Kinser has worked as chaplain at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility for 16 years.

January 11, 2014 4:00 amLoading…

Local architecture firms interested in jail expansion project

Four local architecture firms submitted proposals to be considered by Yellowstone County for a project to expand the jail.

December 18, 2013 10:31 amLoading…
Yellowstone County jail prisoners receive video chat technology

Yellowstone County jail prisoners receive video chat technology

Yellowstone County Detention Facility installed Telmate computers, which will allow prisoners limited online use as well as cut down on paperwork at the jail for numerous departments.

December 10, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…
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.

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Telmate video telephone system

Telmate video telephone system

Justin Tidwell, of Telmate, demonstrates a new video telephone system for families and inmates at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. Kiosks similar to those used by inmates to chat sit in the background.

December 10, 2013 10:18 am
Billings teen accused of crashing car into business, stealing water pipes and fleeing police

Billings teen accused of crashing car into business, stealing water pipes and fleeing police

A Billings teen made an initial court appearance Tuesday, where prosecutors said he crashed a stolen car into a West End business, stole three water pipes and fled from police.

December 10, 2013 8:18 am Photos

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Commissioners vote to look at jail expansion

Commissioners vote to look at jail expansion

The Yellowstone County commissioners voted Tuesday at their regular board meeting to move forward with a study of expanding the crowded county jail.

November 19, 2013 3:48 pmLoading…
Sheriff proposes new women's wing at county jail to ease crowding

Sheriff proposes new women's wing at county jail to ease crowding

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder has asked county commissioners to explore a proposal to build a new women's wing at the county jail that could ease chronic overcrowding there.

November 13, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Report on jail discrimination charge finds 'reasonable cause'

A state investigation into a former Yellowstone County jail detention officer’s discrimination complaint found “reasonable cause” to believe discrimination happened in two of the officer’s three complaints.

November 07, 2013 12:03 pmLoading…
Jury finds nothing criminal in June jail suicide

Jury finds nothing criminal in June jail suicide

A seven-person jury determined on Tuesday that there was nothing criminal about the hanging suicide in June of a man in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

October 29, 2013 2:55 pm Photos

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Lieutenant Sam Bofto

Lieutenant Sam Bofto

Lt. Sam Bofto of the Yellowstone County Detention Facility describes the layout of the jail during a coroner’s inquest in the suicide of inmate Steven Tyler Russo on Tuesday.

October 29, 2013 11:56 amLoading…
Jarred Anglin testifies

Jarred Anglin testifies

Anglintestifies during a coroner’s inquest in the suicide of inmate Steven Tyler Russo on Tuesday.

October 29, 2013 11:56 amLoading…

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