Montana Department of Corrections http://kufm.org en ACLU alleging widespread mistreatment of mentally ill at state prison http://kufm.org/post/aclu-alleging-widespread-mistreatment-mentally-ill-state-prison <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana</span><a href="https://www.evernote.com/shard/s72/sh/de510a1a-5fed-410b-a714-a4680da3908f/1f3e42a3b54a2ea7a684b5f81a6bc8ed/res/30cbdf0d-11fe-4e96-9d7e-e7b29232e372/140226letterDOCDPHHS.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> has written a letter to the state </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">alleging widespread mistreatment of mental illness in both the Montana State Prison and state hospital.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:20:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 15621 at http://kufm.org ACLU alleging widespread mistreatment of mentally ill at state prison The state system which allows anyone to track the whereabouts of adult felony offenders http://kufm.org/post/state-system-which-allows-anyone-track-whereabouts-adult-felony-offenders <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Department of Corrections is expanding a notification system which allows victims of crimes to know the whereabouts of their offenders.</span></p><p>The Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, or VINE, allows victims to receive phone calls, texts or emails about changes in the custody status or location of any adult felony offender in the corrections system.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:11:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 15253 at http://kufm.org The state system which allows anyone to track the whereabouts of adult felony offenders Corrections Department working to diversify staff http://kufm.org/post/corrections-department-working-diversify-staff <p>This has been a busy time at the Montana Department of Corrections. Agency officials say they're working on a variety of projects and initiatives, while at the same time maintaining day-to-day operations.&nbsp;</p><p> In this final segment of a two part series, Edward O'Brien speaks with Corrections director, Mike Batista and Department of Corrections American Indian Liaison, Harlan Trombley, about a variety of topics including what,&nbsp; if anything, can be done to stem problems associated with poverty and high drug and alcohol abuse rates:</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:49:08 +0000 Edward O'Brien 13887 at http://kufm.org Corrections Department working to diversify staff Corrections Department working to build bridges with Native American inmates http://kufm.org/post/corrections-department-working-build-bridges-native-american-inmates <p>This has been a busy time at the Montana Department of Corrections. Agency officials say they're working on a variety of projects and initiatives, while at the same time maintaining day-to-day operations.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In this first of a two-part interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Corrections Director, Mike Batista and</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:58:12 +0000 Edward O'Brien 13808 at http://kufm.org Corrections Department working to build bridges with Native American inmates New Women's Prison Warden to take over next week http://kufm.org/post/new-womens-prison-warden-take-over-next-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Department of Corrections announced the hiring of a new&nbsp;Warden for the Montana Women’s Prison on Friday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:53:12 +0000 Dan Boyce 4289 at http://kufm.org New Women's Prison Warden to take over next week