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  1. Bad news for Ronald Smith? Montana bill to abolish death penalty failsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Weyburn Review

    Ronald Smith is shown on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. A bill to abolish Montana's death penalty has been scuttled by a tie vote in the lower house of the legislature.

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  2. Montana Legislature Debuts Bill Prohibiting Solitary Confinement for Minors, Seriously Mentally IllRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Fire Dog Lake

    ... when he was just 17. The lawsuit stated he was "so traumatized by his deplorable treatment in the Montana State Prison that he twice attempted to kill himself by biting through the skin on his wrist to puncture a vein." Katka later explained to a ...

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  3. Move to abolish Montana death penalty that would save Red Deer man passes significant hurdleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Edmonton Journal

    Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald RED DEER, MONTANA: May 01, 2012 - Convicted double murderer Ronald Smith, will make a plea for his life to a Montana parole board tomorrow. He was photographed May 1, 2012 at the Montana State Prison near Deer Lodge, Montana.

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  4. Bill would restrict solitary confinement in prisonsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | KFBB

    ... year of being released. It also would require certain steps be taken before an inmate is placed there. Montana State Prison Warden Leroy Kirkegard opposed the bill, saying while he acknowledges some changes are needed, the restrictions which include ...

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  5. Bill would restrict solitary confinement in Montana prisonsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | KRON 4

    ... ensure they remain human beings," she said about the bill presented to the House Judiciary Committee. Montana State Prison Warden Leroy Kirkegard said the proposed restrictions, which include inmate evaluations and hearings, are unreasonable and ...

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  6. Bad Kaarma: 70 Years for Montana Burglar TrapperRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | German Joys

    ... excuse the anguish you have caused." "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison. Good luck to you, son," McLean said. He will be eligible for parole in 20 years. As a law-talking guy, I feel compelled to ...

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  7. Prison inmate serving murder sentence diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | MyFoxAtlanta

    ... with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus. DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State Prison inmate serving a life sentence for killing a transient near Missoula has died. Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry says ...

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  8. Montana man gets 70 years in German exchange student's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison," McLean said. "Good luck to you, son." Kaarma's case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the U.S. to ...

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  9. German student's family hopes sentence helps them find peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison," McLean said. "Good luck to you, son." Kaarma's case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the U.S. to ...

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  10. Man gets 70 years in German exchange student's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Columbian

    ... Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison," McLean said. "Good luck to you, son." Kaarma's case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the U.S. to ...

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  11. Montana Man Sentenced To 70 Years For Shooting Unarmed IntruderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | WGBH

    ... and fourth shots, witnesses said." "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison. Good luck to you, son," the judge said. "(Your anxiety) doesn't excuse the anguish you have caused. Anxiety isn't an excuse," ...

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  12. Montana man sentenced to 70 years for killing 17-year-old German exchange studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Daily Kos

    ... trying to catch a would-be burglar. "You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison. Good luck to you, son," the judge said. Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights , Community , ...

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  13. Montana homeowner who shot dead unarmed German exchange student...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Daily Mail

    ... saying in court Thursday to Kaarma 'You pose too great a risk to society to be anywhere else but the Montana State Prison. Good luck to you, son.' Dede's father, Celal Dede, said of the sentence: 'It is justice. I am not happy. My son is dead.' ...

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  14. Attorneys: Beach should be resentenced with age consideredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Daily Herald

    Attorneys for a Montana State Prison inmate serving a 100-year sentence without the possibility of parole in a 1979 homicide are arguing he should be resentenced under rulings from the nation's top court that found juveniles can't be held to the same standards of moral culpability as adults. Peter Camiel on Wednesday asked the Montana Supreme Court to find that a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring judges to consider mitigating factors before sentencing a juvenile to life in prison without the possibility of parole applies in Barry Beach's case.

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  15. Could help Ronald Smith: Montana politician wants death penalty goneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Nanaimo Daily News

    Ronald Smith is shown on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. Montana politicians will try once again to pass legislation to abolish the death penalty - something that would have a direct impact on death-row Canadian Smith.

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  16. New voice of the West - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... town of Black River is fictional. The old prison where Wes worked, however, is modeled after the Old Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge (which, like the one in the book, is now a museum). "I remember when I was living in Montana reading about a real ...

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  17. Tier III Sex Offender Relocates in Great Falls After ReleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | KFBB

    GFPD says that Rone Liddle Lee, Jr. was released after spending over 20 years with the Montana State Prison.

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  18. Faces of Meth, 10 years later: When out of jail, Joseph Harris still plans to useRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | The Oregonian

    ... neck ended the rodeos when Harris was 23. The drug use didn't end. By 26, he was serving four years in Montana State Prison for theft and cocaine possession. When he got out, he traveled and worked construction in Nevada, California then Portland. ...

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  19. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2013 | KTMF

    ... A California man convicted of murder has his day in court, hoping his life sentence behind bars at the Montana State Prison will soon turn into freedom. A California man convicted of murder has his day in court, hoping his life sentence behind bars ...

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  20. Number of 'Whooping Cough' Cases RisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | KTMF

    ... A California man convicted of murder has his day in court, hoping his life sentence behind bars at the Montana State Prison will soon turn into freedom. A California man convicted of murder has his day in court, hoping his life sentence behind bars ...

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