The Montana Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it will close by Oct. 9 the Riverside Recovery and Reentry Program, where a trauma-informed rehabilitation program is currently available to incarcerated women, and convert the Riverside Correctional Facility in Boulder to a “special-needs unit” that will serve 21 sick male state prison inmates currently housed in the Lewistown Infirmary.
Just five years ago, the Montana Department of corrections had an average daily population of 8,375 offenders on probation or parole.
Jordan Schmitt stood face-to-face on Tuesday with Scott DuPuis, who lost his brother to a DUI crash in 2009.
A program that secures personal credit cards for criminal offenders in Billings recently passed its one-year mark, with those involved saying it paves the way for more successful re-entry.
With temperatures in the mid-40s and little wind, Saturday’s fundraiser for Montana Special Olympics might have been called the slightly-more-bearable Polar Plunge.