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Fri January 17, 2014
Corrections Department working to build bridges with Native American inmates
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
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:
Native American Incarceration