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Corrections names new warden for Women’s Prison

Jennie Hansen

HELENA–Montana Department of Corrections has named a new warden for the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings. Department Director Reginald D. Michael announced Thursday that Jennie Hansen, the eastern region bureau chief for the Probation and Parole Division, will be the new warden. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Montana State Prison has new warden


A veteran of the Nevada Department of Corrections has been hired as the new warden of Montana State Prison. Montana Department of Corrections Interim Director Loraine Wodnik announced Thursday that Michael Fletcher, whose most recent job was superintending a maximum-security juvenile detention facility in Nevada, will replace Warden Leroy Kirkegard. Kirkegard, warden for the past five years, is retiring on April 14. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Montana Viewpoint: Bad roads and bad guys


What do bad roads and bad guys have in common? They are both results of America’s inability to fund preventive measures that would not only improve the country but also cost less than the current system of waiting to fix a problem, be it physical or social, until it has gone completely gunnybags. (more…) Continue Reading →

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