Montana State Prison

Ailing inmate says giving up hope of treatment until released from prison

By   /  March 23, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
Ronney Harriman, an inmate suffering with two large hernias at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, told Montana Watchdog that he has given up hope on getting his medical condition treated further until he gets out of prison.
Harriman met recently with two state senators to discuss his hernias, which are reportedly the size [...]

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Law & Justice Committee says it can’t help inmate suffering with hernias

By   /  February 24, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – Members of the legislative Law and Justice Interim Committee said Friday there was little or nothing they could do to help an inmate seeking medical attention for hernias described as the size of “cantaloupes,” noting there were conflicting opinions between doctors over the proper treatment.
Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said he and Sen. [...]

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2 state senators meet with ailing inmate at Deer Lodge prison

By   /  February 3, 2012  /  Montana, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – Two state senators met this week with an inmate who has asked prison officials for more medical treatment for two large hernias.
Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said he and Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor, both members of the state Legislature’s Law and Justice Interim Committee, met Wednesday with Ronney Harriman (pictured at right [...]

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Top Watchdog stories of 2011 unfold on walk down Memory Lane

By   /  December 30, 2011  /  Montana, News  /  1 Comment

By PHIL DRAKE
So how do you pick the top story of the year?
Do you go by the number of hits it generates on the website or do you trust your gut and select the story you think made the biggest impact? Does popularity override importance and who’s to say what’s popular is not important?
That’s the [...]

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Inmate’s hernia dilemma comes to attention of state legislative panel

By   /  December 19, 2011  /  Montana, News  /  3 Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – The director of the Department of Corrections recently told a state panel he would report back to them on the medical condition of an inmate after photos of the man were circulated showing he had what appeared to be hernias the size of a softball protruding from his stomach.
Ronney Harriman, pictured [...]

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Committee seeks more info on prison before ordering audit

By   /  November 7, 2011  /  Montana, News  /  2 Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – Members of a state legislative panel have been told they should wait for a staff recommendation before determining if an audit of a privately run prison in Shelby is warranted.
Tori Hunthausen, legislative auditor, told the Legislative Audit Committee on Friday that members of her staff were visiting the Crossroads Correctional Center (CCC) in [...]

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