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Officials said Billings has outgrown its jail throughout the past decade; that issue has been exacerbated by a chronic lack of detention officers to staff
Court documents allege that Colbey Bradley threatened to kill the nurse if the officer didn’t let him go
Joshua Roy Smith pleaded guilty to assaulting three detention officers in the 2019 incident
States were authorized in August to start spending the money, a CDC spokesperson said
Officer Albert “Chub” Wheat, 50, a father of three, died unexpectedly on Feb. 4
Among other things, the grant will help fund several positions within Missoula’s criminal justice system, including a licensed social worker and two staff members to provide pretrial defendants with support and referrals
In addition to hiring staff, the county plans to expand on the current jail population dashboard by gathering more data to help identify and analyze racial and ethnic disparities
Recently visited California prisons to review programs designed to help train inmates for work in fields in which employers can’t attract enough qualified staff
Officials say a new jail is desperately needed in Flathead County, where the currently jail is currently overburdened with 100 inmates
A judge’s ruling limits Montana to using one of three drugs in its lethal injections, but none of three is readily available for purchase
Higher speed limits and new sex-offender registration requirements are among the 165 new laws that will take effect Thursday in Montana
Brittany Mumm contracted cytomegalovirus, or CMV, which then was passed on to her daughter
A group of national experts, funded by a private foundation and the federal government, will be crunching the data to analyze what’s behind Montana’s inmate population growth and recommend some potential policy changes
Branden Conrad Miesmer, 26, was captured Wednesday evening after a deputy spotted the 10-by-8-foot trailer’s open door
8 state officials said in a letter that analysis is needed to address a prison population that could exceed capacity by November
DOC gained raises for correctional officers during the 2015 Legislature
Award honors a senior level executive in correctional industries who has made an outstanding contribution in their field
Jordan Alexander Crooked Foot and Jeffrey Allen Daems were both charged with felony counts of assault on a peace officer and escape
Upgrade has nothing to do with the recent ACLU report that criticized jail conditions throughout Montana
Parents of a 16-year-old offender who brought guns to school say their son has changed for the better, but his new school believes differently
Officers from several divisions helped to brighten Christmas for underprivileged children
Ways to resolve the problem aren’t quick fixes, and in some cases mean those guilty of lesser crimes remain on the street for longer periods
Two Rivers Regional Detention Facility was built in 2007 on hopes it would boost an economically-depressed area of southeast Montana
Middle-of-the-night attempt to escape ended with a retreat through ductwork and surrendering so fellow inmates could get some sleep
COs have been working mandatory overtime shifts for more than five months
The 60-year-old officer was only 17 days away from retirement
DOC officials are searching for creative ways to cover guard shifts at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge while trying to recruit candidates to fill 65 openings
Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond says he escaped while staff were preparing for the nightly lockdown
Jose Padilla was located 7 a.m. Monday morning near Sugar Creek