Yellowstone County Jail
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.
If other counties are going to use the Yellowstone County jail to house their prisoners, they can help pay for jail expansion costs.
Collaboration between the Yellowstone County jail and the Community Crisis Center helped connect seriously mentally ill and addicted inmates to treatment services in the community, services that continued upon release from jail.
BUTTE — The inmate found dead in his cell at the Montana State Prison Friday while serving a life sentence for murder once attempted suicide while in jail in Billings.
HELENA — A federal ruling capping what it called “exorbitant” long-distance telephone rates charged to prison inmates across the nation won’t affect state prisoners in Montana, which already charges rates at or below the new cap.
Never in his wildest imagination did Yellowstone County Sheriff's Lt. Sam Bofto think that his career would land him in the county jail.
The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold a maximum of 297 inmates. Last week, it held 438.
A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and threatening numerous other people at a house on the North Side was charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors Monday.
On Jan. 18, a 36-year-old man hanged himself in the Yellowstone County jail.
A 39-year-old man accused of robbing a Billings bank and threatening a teller has been charged in Justice Court.
A former Billings police officer is back in jail Tuesday after violating terms of his parole.
A 29-year-old Billings woman is charged with two felony counts of criminal endangerment.
Brooklynn was born in the Yellowstone County jail on Feb. 12. The baby's mother says she is considering legal action against the county as a result of the incident.
Billings police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with two of four robberies that happened Tuesday evening.
Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez told a visiting group of high school students Thursday that his experience with the law goes way back.
RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County jail as a visitor greeter, checking in family and friends of inmates, on Thursday.
RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County jail as a visitor greeter, checking in family and friends of inmates on Thursday.
RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards serves twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, at the Yellowstone County jail as a visitor greeter, where she checks in friends and family of inmates.
Brooklyn Rose Marie Reyna came into the world in an unusual way.
The Yellowstone County jail had an unexpected visitor last weekend.