Miles City—Today, Democratic legislative leaders toured the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility in Miles City to discuss Montana’s criminal justice system. The visit was the latest stop in Democrats’ ongoing 2018 Legislative Leadership Tour.
“When young Montanans lose their way, we have an obligation to help them get back on track, and that’s exactly what programs like Pine Hills are designed to do,” said Jenny Eck, House Democratic Leader. “In 2019, Democrats will continue to fight to implement criminal justice reform and ensure that young Montanans who find themselves in bad situations have the resources and opportunity to work their way back into society.”
Leader Eck, Sen. Margie MacDonald (D-Billings), and Rep. Ryan Lynch (D-Butte) were led on the tour by Department of Corrections Deputy Director Cynthia Wolken and Pine Hills Superintendent Steve Ray. Democratic legislators were shown both the adult and juvenile wings of the facility and spoke with administrators, teachers, and other staff about the mission and needs of Pine Hills’ many programs.
In the afternoon, Leader Eck finished the day by knocking doors for Miles City legislative candidate Bert Pezzarossi.
The 2018 Legislative Leadership Tour will continue tomorrow in Bozeman with a high tech business roundtable and a discussion with Montana State University leaders.
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