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Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties

Yellowstone County raising rates for inmates from other counties

If other counties are going to use the Yellowstone County jail to house their prisoners, they can help pay for jail expansion costs.

July 30, 2014 8:25 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Grants won’t solve county’s ongoing problem

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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
MSP inmate attempted suicide in Billings jail

MSP inmate attempted suicide in Billings 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.

August 28, 2013 5:15 amLoading…

Montana inmate telephone charges already in line with new caps set by FCC ruling

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.

August 12, 2013 5:01 pmLoading…
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: Put new ideas to work to ease jail crowding

Gazette opinion: Put new ideas to work to ease jail crowding

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold a maximum of 297 inmates. Last week, it held 438.

May 19, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Multiple charges filed in North Side disturbance

Multiple charges filed in North Side disturbance

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.

May 06, 2013 7:27 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Keep jail suicide prevention bill alive

On Jan. 18, a 36-year-old man hanged himself in the Yellowstone County jail.

January 30, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Man held on $100K bond in connection with bank robbery

Man held on $100K bond in connection with bank robbery

A 39-year-old man accused of robbing a Billings bank and threatening a teller has been charged in Justice Court.

November 07, 2012 7:44 pm Related Loading…
Former police officer arrested after violating probation

Former police officer arrested after violating probation

A former Billings police officer is back in jail Tuesday after violating terms of his parole.

October 23, 2012 4:58 pm Related Loading…
Billings woman faces felony charges of criminal endangerment

Billings woman faces felony charges of criminal endangerment

A 29-year-old Billings woman is charged with two felony counts of criminal endangerment.

June 11, 2012 7:12 pmLoading…
Brooklynn was born in the Yellowstone County jail on Feb. 12

Brooklynn was born in the Yellowstone County jail on Feb. 12

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. 

May 30, 2012 11:52 amLoading…

Arrests made in 2 of 4 Tuesday evening robberies

Billings police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with two of four robberies that happened Tuesday evening.

April 26, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…
Judges instruct, entertain high school visitors

Judges instruct, entertain high school visitors

Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez told a visiting group of high school students Thursday that his experience with the law goes way back.

April 19, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards

RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards

RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County jail as a visitor greeter, checking in family and friends of inmates, on Thursday.

March 01, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…
Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County Jail

Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County Jail

RSVP volunteer Christine Edwards volunteers at the Yellowstone County jail as a visitor greeter, checking in family and friends of inmates on Thursday.

March 01, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…
Christine Edwards volunteers

Christine Edwards volunteers

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.

March 01, 2012 4:10 pmLoading…

Baby born in jail ID'd

Brooklyn Rose Marie Reyna came into the world in an unusual way.

February 18, 2012 5:15 pmLoading…

Baby makes unexpected appearance at county jail

The Yellowstone County jail had an unexpected visitor last weekend.

February 17, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Daily testing keeps most DUI suspects sober

Daily accountability has kept 26 DUI suspects sober since their release from the Yellowstone County jail this month.

October 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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