In 1909 the state hired Conley as warden, a position he held until 1921. Bothwell, Melvin Bottler, Tony Bottles, Jack Bottome, A. Botts, Alfred Botts, William Boucher, Louis Boud, Nathan Bouge, P. Boukind, George Bourbon, William Bounds, Urbain Bourgault, James Boutte, Richard Bova Prisoner description cards: Claude Bovee, Fine Bow, Randolph Bow, Corwin Bowen, Ernest Bowen, Millard Bowen, J. Bower, Max Bower, Ben Bowers, Mobile Bowers (James Ryan), Robert Bowers, John Bowie (James Davidson), John Bowler, William Bowles, Theodore Bowling, Earl Bowman, George Bowman, H. Bowman, James Bowman, Ray Bowman, Raymond Boy, William Boyce, Catherine Boyd, Charles Boyd, David Boyd, Eugene Boyd, Harry Boyd, Hugh Boyd, J.
Conley instituted an extensive trusty program in which many prisoners worked outside the prison walls. Bonawitz, Cecil Bond, James Bond, Ralph Bondy, Isaac Bonepart, Cole Bonerake, Joe Bonerba, Richard Bonamy, Daniel Bonner, J. Bonner, William Bonner, William Bonning, Carl Booher, Easton Boone, John Boone, Johnie Boone, Stanley, Ed Booth, Grover Booth, Ira Booth, John Boothman, James Bootman, John Bordeau, J. Borman, Antti Bornespakka, John Borowczyk, John Bosaw, W.
In 1907 the Board was given the power to approve or disapprove parole for prisoners recommended by the governor.
In 1913 the governor was given the power to appoint the warden, and the Board was given jurisdiction over persons receiving suspended sentences.
Later that year a "disturbance" did occur during which hostages were taken. The prison was made part of the Department of Institutions in 1963.
Scudder reported appalling and potentially explosive conditions at the prison.
Conditions at the prison deteriorated in the decades that followed Conley's dismissal.
The trusty program was largely abandoned due to the depressed economy and the concomitant protest by free labor against prisoners working outside the prison. Blomdahl, Omar Blondahl, Jack Blondell, Clyde Blow, Leslie Blucker, Darrell Blue, Edward Blue, Jess Blue, Virgil Blue, Alfred Blumenthal Willis Blunt Prisoner description cards: James Board, Eugene Board, Robert Boardman, Leonard Bobbett, Steven Boblit, Wilbur Boblit, Emmet Bock, Louis Bock, Harry Bockman, Charles Bodding, Frederick Boden, Albert Bodine, James Bodnard, Hassan Body, Ignomar Boe, James Boe, Albert Boerner, Jerry Boespflug, J. Bogan, Earl Bogar, Joe Bogaski, Fritz Bogatz, Phillip Bogden, Joseph Bogen, James Boggess, Eric Boggs, Roy Boggs, John Bogovich, Frank Bogue, Moses Bohanen, L. Bohna, Lawrence Boid, John Boland, Robert Boldt, C. Bolduc, Frank Bolduc, Frank Boles, Mike Bolich, Lewis Bollinger, Otto Bolinger, Olaf Bolstad, A.
The Board was made part of the Department of Institutions in 1971. Barrett, Pat Barrett, Joe Barrios, William Barron, Charles Barrows, Clifford Barry, Dan Barry, Frank Barry (F. ] Prisoner description cards: Joe Basconi, Avergo Basilio, Harold Basney, Ricardo Basques, Charles Basschew, Edward Bassford, Tom Bastas, Edwin Bastian, Frank Bastian, Frank Bastien, Rueben Bastrom, Kenneth Batcheller, S. Bateman, Ernest Bates, Harvey Bates, James Bates, W. Bates, Charles Bathurst, Wesley Batters, Eugene Battle, H. Bauer, James Bauer, John Bauer, Otto Bauer, Raymond Bauer, Robert Baugh, Albert Baughman (Albert Morhin), Donald Baumann, Herman Bausch, A. Bauser, Elmo Baxter, Sherman Baxter, Steve Baxter, Willie Baxter, Eddie Bayless, Rex Baylass, Charles Bazel Prisoner description cards: George Beach, R. Beach, Samuel Beach, John Beadle, Walter Beakey, H. Beal, Arthur Beale, Henry Beals, Jack Beaman, Alvin Bean, Leo Bean, Benny Bear, Archie Bear Ground, Adam Bearcub, James Beard, Payton Beard, Ronald Beard, William Beard, J. Beardsley, Andrew Jackson Beare, Joe Bearwalker, W. Beasley, Clinton Beattie, Alonzo Beaty, William Beaty, Harry Beauchamp, Willard Beauchamp, Fred Beaudry, Hector Beaudry, Joe Beaudry, Raymond Beaudry, Alex Beauerin, Roland Beuregard, Francis Beaver, Melvin Beavers, Walter Beavers, Wecolm Bebout, Paul Bechant, Frank Bechiniski Prisoner description cards: John Bechtel, Albert Beck, Carl Beck, Henry Beck, Leonard Beck, Thomas Beck, W. Beck, Adolph Becker, Albert Becker, Alfred Becker, Art Becker, August Becker, Gottlieb Becker, H.
This collection is divided into four subgroups: Montana State Prison Records (1881-1974); Board of State Prison Commissioners Records (1890-1962); State Board of Pardons Records (1890-1965); and the United States Penitentiary, Montana Territory Records (1864-1878).