Strong reported as walkaway/escapee from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center
Jan 26, 2018 4:38 PM
By: MTN News
Joshua Strong has been reported as a walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center.
Strong left the facility on Friday at 9:49 a.m. and was scheduled to return at 6 p.m., according to a press release from the facility.
Strong left the center with the listed purpose of going to community service.
His case manager contacted the community service location on Friday afternoon and learned that Strong never arrived.
He was last ween wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, light blue jeans, and black tennis shoes
According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Strong has convictions in Dawson County, Toole County, and McCone County. The convictions are for partner/family member assault; violation of order of protection; criminal endangerment; assault on a peace officer; and burglary.
If anyone sees Strong or has information about his location, you're asked to call the Great Falls Police Department at (406) 727-7688 or the GFPRC at (406) 727-0944.
The GFPRC is located at 1019 15th Street North.
The facility is a operated by private non-profit group contracted by the Montana Department of Corrections and the federal Bureau of Prisons.
They typically house about 240 men and women at a time and all of those residents are required to hold full-time jobs in the community.
Along with work, residents must fulfill any legal obligations such as fines or substance abuse treatment.
Most only stay at the center for about six months before they are allowed to return to life in the community.