Montana prison warden resigns

Montana State Prison Warden Lynn Guyer submitted his letter of resignation last week after almost two years on the job and amid a public health crisis through which the state correctional system has been carefully treading.

Montana Department of Corrections spokesperson Carolynn Bright on Wednesday confirmed Guyer had submitted his letter of resignation on July 16.

“On July 16, Warden Guyer submitted his resignation, and the DOC will begin recruitment for the position as soon as possible,” Bright said in an email on Wednesday. “We’ll have more information regarding the status of leadership at Montana State Prison in the near future.”