Corrections Department working to build bridges with Native American inmates

Jan 17, 2014

This has been a busy time at the Montana Department of Corrections. Agency officials say they're working on a variety of projects and initiatives, while at the same time maintaining day-to-day operations. 
       In this first of a two-part interview, Edward O'Brien speaks with Corrections Director, Mike Batista and

Mike Batista
Credit MT Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections American Indian Liaison, Harlan Trombley, about a variety of issues. Trombley is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet tribe. 
     Both men toured the Montana Women's Prison in Billings this week: Batista explains why they toured the facility with the State Tribal Relations Interim Legislative Committee: