Stories by Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery is a reporter and radio producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting and its California Watch unit. He is also a contributor to KQED Public Radio and American RadioWorks. subscribe to Michael Montgomery's feed

Posted on: May 27, 2011, Source: California Watch

California state prison officials are scrambling to explain why 450 dangerous criminals were mistakenly placed on unsupervised parole.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2011, Source: California Watch

On the prison black market, a cell phone can fetch up to $1,000 or more.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: Center for Investigative Reporting

A criminal network linked to Kosovo's prime minister executed prisoners and harvested their kidneys to sell for illicit organ transplant operations abroad.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010, Source: California Watch

Pot cultivation in California is booming -- and Prop 19's passage could increase demand in other states for California-grown marijuana.