Montana State Prison

Bullock Rejects CoreCivic
Gov. Steve Bullock rejected an offer from CoreCivic to extend its contract to manage Montana’s only private prison, because the company asked for a 15 percent increase in payments.
Bullock told MTN News that “It doesn’t make sense for Montanans...
Judge Throws Out Plea Deal
A Billings man’s plea agreement was supposed to keep him out of jail, but Judge Mary Jane Knisely sent him away anyway. 64-year-old Jose Cobos admitted to fatally shooting his friend in 2015, in exchange for a plea agreement which spared him from prison, but at his Thursday sentencing, the Yellowsto…
Stalker Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison
39-year-old Joseph Keith was sentenced Thursday to eight years at the Montana State Prison with five years probation, after repeated violations of court orders.  Keith threatened his ex-wife and her girlfriend with a gun.  Both women testified at Keith’s sentencing that on May 9, 2016, they were at …
Prison Guard Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Contraband
A Montana State Prison guard pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling contraband to inmates, telling a judge that he sneaked marijuana and cigarettes into the Deer Lodge prison 20 times over the course of about a year.  In return, associates of the inmates sent 25-year-old Martin Reap payments thr…

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