Montana lawmakers question inmate release program

MISSOULA, MT - The director of the Montana Department of Corrections says the agency is reviewing its Intensive Supervision Program that allows inmates out early after one of the men under supervision was not required to wear an ankle monitor and was charged with raping a woman in Missoula.

Mike Ferriter told the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that the optional monitoring devices reduce risk but can't prevent someone from committing a crime.

The Missoulian reports that Republican Committee Chairman Jim Shockley of Victor asked Ferriter to appear before the committee to discuss the case involving 21-year-old

Joshua Jeremy Peltier of Missoula.  More...   PrisonerPal.com