“Creating treatment opportunities in rural Montana is critical to diverting folks from the criminal justice system,” Department of Corrections Director Brian Gootkin said.
This is the second time in recent months a prison facility in Montana has suffered water issues.
Prison officials said correctional officers found Edward A. Bailey, 40, unresponsive in his cell on Sept. 20. Jeremy B. Cramer, 47, was also found unresponsive in his cell on Sept. 28.
The Montana Department of Corrections confirmed 19 new cases among staff and 14 cases among inmates at the Montana State Prison on Tuesday.
A Powell County jury on Thursday found the Montana State Prison was not at fault in the separate deaths of three inmates.
The update brings the total cases among inmates at Montana State Prison to 493 since the first case infiltrated the facility in October.
A Montana State Prison inmate died in an accident while working at the prison ranch in Deer Lodge, the Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday.
The employees involved were transported to an outside hospital and have been released.
The 50-year-old woman was imprisoned at the Montana Women's Prison when she died June 8.
Montana is on track to ink a new contract with the private prison near Shelby by the end of the month, a deal that's come together under an different landscape than previous negotiations.
Each week, bureau reporters Seaborn Larson and Sam Wilson, along with deputy bureau chief Tom Kuglin, bureau chief Holly Michels and host Thom Bridge, will take their work off the printed and digital page.
There’s only so much that can fit into a report, and there’s always much more tell.
Plans call for the birds to be released on state wildlife management areas ahead of youth hunting seasons -- the first time in nearly four decades Montana will be raising and stocking pheasants.
Sean Morgan Everly, who was 31 at the time of death, was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at a local hospital on March 7.
Landers, 69, was part of an extremist group that kept the FBI at bay during an 81-day standoff from March 25 to June 14, 1996 at “Justus Township,” their remote lair near Jordan in Garfield County.
The Montana State Prison saw its most recent COVID-19 cases in March.
Ted Kaczynski will likely spend the rest of his life at ADX Florence, a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, which is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”
A jury determined Wednesday that Laurence Alan Stewart, 32, had died by hanging when he was found dead in his prison cell on April 30, 2020 in the high security area of the prison.