Montana State Prison warden fired - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Montana State Prison warden fired

Posted: Updated:

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana State Prison Warden Michael Fletcher was fired before the end of his 12-month probationary period.
  
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Beck confirmed the firing Tuesday, but did not give a reason.
  
Fletcher's hiring was announced in March 2017. The previous warden, Leroy Kirkegard, retired on April 14.
  
He came to Montana after serving as superintendent of a maximum security juvenile detention facility in Las Vegas. He also previously served as warden of operations at the Ely State Prison, a maximum-security facility in rural Nevada.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • StatewideMore>>

  • 10 year old missing case in Anaconda remains a mystery

    10 year old missing case in Anaconda remains a mystery

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:32:00 GMT

    There is another missing person's case in the Anaconda area. 

    There is another missing person's case in the Anaconda area. 

  • Many Missoula flood victims say they didn't have flood insurance

    Many Missoula flood victims say they didn't have flood insurance

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:06:59 GMT

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork is still running at a minor flood stage, search and rescue teams are wading into evacuated neighborhoods to take a look at the damage left by the 100-year flood. Unfortunately, many homeowners shouldn't expect good news. With running water flooding some homes for weeks now, Missoula County crews are reporting permanent structural damage to many buildings in the Orchard Homes area. About 300 homes are slated to be looked at this week in hopes of learning ...

    MISSOULA - As the Clark Fork is still running at a minor flood stage, search and rescue teams are wading into evacuated neighborhoods to take a look at the damage left by the 100-year flood. Unfortunately, many homeowners shouldn't expect good news. With running water flooding some homes for weeks now, Missoula County crews are reporting permanent structural damage to many buildings in the Orchard Homes area. About 300 homes are slated to be looked at this week in hopes of learning ...

  • Is "Selfie-Itis" coming to Montana?

    Is "Selfie-Itis" coming to Montana?

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:41:10 GMT
    Photo: Ryan McKennaPhoto: Ryan McKenna
    Photo: Ryan McKennaPhoto: Ryan McKenna

    In November 2013, the word "selfie" appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary. These days, selfies are ubiquitous on social media - and Montanans are no exception. On Tuesday night on ABC FOX Montana, we're taking a look at the lengths some people will go to to take the "perfect" selfie. Even Montanans are turning to plastic surgery to keep up with our increasingly image-based world. You don't need plastic surgery to take a great photo, though. We found 12 tips ...

    In November 2013, the word "selfie" appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary. These days, selfies are ubiquitous on social media - and Montanans are no exception. On Tuesday night on ABC FOX Montana, we're taking a look at the lengths some people will go to to take the "perfect" selfie. Even Montanans are turning to plastic surgery to keep up with our increasingly image-based world. You don't need plastic surgery to take a great photo, though. We found 12 tips ...

  • Most Popular