First seen in Kaiser Health News As the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Montana, it spread into the Marias Heritage Center assisted living facility, then flowed into the nearby 21-bed hospital. Toole County quickly became the […]
Category: criminal justice
SLUGGISH LA COUNTY COURTS ARE LEAVING YOUNG PEOPLE LOCKED UP DURING THE PANDEMIC
While adults in the county have been granted expedited release in groups, the juvenile court continues to review cases individually.
Taking police officers out of mental health-related 911 rescues
DENVER — Every day that Janet van der Laak drives between car dealerships in her sales job, she keeps size 12 shoes, some clothes and a packed lunch — a PB&J sandwich, fruit and a […]
At the Crossroads: Violence behind the bars of Montana’s only private prison
First seen in Byline Magazine WHEN William Allen returned to the Crossroads Correctional Center (CCC) in 2009 from a California prison, he was shocked by what he found: religious restrictions on sweat lodges and retaliation […]
First seen in: Beyond Bars Beyond Bars Flathead Public Defenders Provide Lasting Solutions to Incarceration Story by LJ Dawson | Photos by Rikki Devlin Virginia “Tiny” Charlo is technically a Salish princess. The maroon grizzly paw […]
How license suspensions become poverty traps
For Nick Feistner, 28, a mechanic who lives outside Missoula, a forgotten $20 speeding ticket turned into a three-year stint of joblessness and homelessness.