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Archive for the ‘Crime and the Justice System’ Category

“Hope at the End of A Rope”

By Scott McMillion
Photography by Thomas Lee
Montana Quarterly
Fall 2010

Montana Ranch Helping Kids No One Else Wants

“The Wrong Man”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Summer, 2009
Photography by Thomas Lee.

A sloppy defense and shoddy science cost Jimmy Ray Bromgard 15 years of his life after he was put in prison for a terrible crime he didn’t commit.

“The Fires Next Time”


By Scott McMillion
NewWest.net
Sept. 26, 2008

Think about wildfire in the West and it’s hard to picture a rosy future, except for the sunsets bleeding through the smoke.
Climate change, spreading subdivisions, a scarcity of skilled fire bosses, and the threat of legal action against firefighters if things go awry all combine to create dark and smoky prospects.

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“Surviving the Dope”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Winter 2007
Photography by Thomas Lee.

Faced with an explosion of meth use, Montana and its new, unconventional treatment program aim to block the revolving door of addiction, crime and imprisonment — and to just maybe repair some lives.

“Footprints in the Deadly Dust”

By Scott McMillion

Montana Quarterly

Summer 2007

Photography by Thomas Lee.

Asbestos finally took him, but not before Les Skramstad left his mark on the world.

“The Day the Music Died”

“The Day the Music Died”
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
April 14, 2005

Wayne Skertich was a builder by trade, but music was his passion. With it, he made friends around the world. With his fiddle and piano, his bass and guitar, he spread a lot of joy, lifted a lot of spirits.

On Saturday morning, at 2 a.m., after police had surrounded his home for 26 hours, after close friends and his wife had pleaded with him to come outside, he put his gun to his head and the music was over.

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