The Montana Department of Corrections has selected four finalists for the position of warden at the Montana Women's Prison in Billings.
Corrections spokesman Bob Anez tells The agency received 46 applications. Warden Jo Acton announced her retirement in March, shortly after a department investigation of an employee's complaint found she was emotionally unstable, led by fear and intimidation and lacked professionalism in running the prison.
The finalists include deputy warden for treatment services Joan Daly and deputy warden for security and maintenance Bob Paul. The out-of-state finalists are Clare Armstrong-Seward, who has worked in various positions in the New York Department of Correctional Services and James Gerlach, administrator of the Montrose County sheriff's office in Colorado.
The agency expects to name a replacement by July 1.