I went and verified if this was true at the prison and indeed it is. The items have been taken away. If they take the vending machines away that will mean no dinner items for the inmates or the families. When an inmate gets a visit he has to surrender his meal. If this continues as planned, is Montana State Prison becoming a "lock-down" prison?
Is Montana State Prison Becoming A Lock-Down Facility For $5 Million Grant?
MDOC has implemented new rules, not allowing visitation to certain segments of inmates and families, with everything that they are taking away from inmates - MSP is egging on an a riot. We are now back to the pre-riot days of the 1990's and 2007. It should be noted that MDOC is forcing this to happen, not the inmates themselves. In a hopeless situation what is human nature? Depression = Suicide which Montana has plenty of those or Anger = Riot or to act out to express the injustice of what is happening. You cannot continue to treat humans as animals. Really, even a dog if you kick it long enough will turn on you. It should be noted that MDOC should be held accountable for this. Certain segments of inmates will only be allowed visitation on Wednesday or Friday. If you work during the week you might as well forget about seeing your loved one. (This weekend 6/9/2012-6/10/2012 should be very interesting for those driving all the way to MSP and they do not know that they do not get to visit. As of yesterday afternoon inmates still did not have their own copies of the new rules. Those that visit had the opportunity if they were at the prison this past week to pick up a copy of the new rules. Which reading them was still a bit confusing. That is not any notice, they are suppose to give a 30 day notice but yet again, what are rules that govern the MDOC? They laugh at them.)