- Department Name
- Montana Department of Corrections
- Official Website
- Currently Incarcerated Inmates
- 5 S. Last Chance GulchP.O. Box 201301 Helena, MT 59620-1301
- Phone Number
Types of Correctional Facilities in Montana
Offenders who are sentenced to a Montana prison are overseen by the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC has a centralized inmate database in which you can easily search for an inmate.
Those who are serving a sentence in county jails, police jails, or city jails will not be able to be found on the Montana Department of Corrections website. You will need to refer to their websites for information.
Read the instructions below to learn how to do an inmate search.
How to Search for an Inmate
You will need to do an inmate search to find an offender’s facility, ID number, or address. In order to talk to or visit an inmate, you will need this information.
To search for an inmate from the Montana DOC homepage, simply click on the picture of the keyboard that says, “offender search.” If you know the inmates ID, you can search for them using that.
However, if you do not know the inmates ID, you will need to know their first and last name to complete the search. Be sure to write down all information you find when doing the search as you will need it later on.
How to Contact an Inmate
Families are a key support group for rehabilitating an offender. There are three ways you can keep in touch with an inmate:
By Phone: To receive a call from an inmate, you must accept the charges or set up a prepaid account with the Inmate Telephone System Provider.
Visiting: Each facility within the DOC has a different way of handling visits. To find information on visiting, visit the Visiting Programs and Facilities web page.
By Mail: You can send a letter, publications, and packages to an inmate. However, they must have the following information on the package: inmates last name and DOC number, facility address, sender's name, and complete return address
Send Money to an Inmate
In order for you to send money to an inmate, you must be on the inmates approved visitors list. Here are the ways you can send an inmate money:
Mail it in: You can mail in a cashier’s check or money order. Be sure to include the inmate's full name, DOC number, and the sender's full name and address.
Send online:To transfer money online, you will need to sign up for an Inmate Trust Account Deposit. There is a $250 limit for transactions to inmates.
There are various rules and regulations that come into play when dealing with the Montana DOC. Keep in mind these are in place to keep you, the inmate, and the workers safe.
Correctional Facilities in MontanaThere are 115 jails and prisons in state Montana
Wolf Point City Jail
201 4th Avenue South, Wolf Point, MT, 59201
Whitefish City Jail
275 Flathead Avenue, Whitefish, MT, 59937
Whitehall City Jail
208 First Street West, Whitehall, MT, 59759
West Yellowstone City Jail
124 Yellowstone Avenue PO Box 1570, West Yellowstone, MT, 59758
Three Forks City Jail
206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT, 59752
Thompson Falls City Jail
108 Fulton Street, Thompson Falls, MT, 59873
Stevensville City Jail
206 Buck Street, Stevensville, MT, 59870
Sidney City Jail
110 Second Avenue NW, Sidney, MT, 59270
Ronan City Jail
109 2nd Avenue S.W., Ronan, MT, 59864
Red Lodge City Jail
One South Platte PO Box 9, Red Lodge, MT, 59068
Polson City Jail
106 First Street East, Polson, MT, 59860
Pinesdale City Jail
PO Box 644, Pinesdale, MT, 59841
Miles City City Jail
17 South 8th Street PO Box 910, Miles City, MT, 59301
Libby City Jail
603 Mineral Avenue, Libby, MT, 59923
Lewistown City Jail
305 West Watson, Lewistown, MT, 59457
Lame Deer City Jail
PO Box 40, Lame Deer, MT, 59043
Hot Springs City Jail
PO Box 669, Hot Springs, MT, 59845
Helena City Jail
2550 Prospect Avenue PO Box 201419, Helena, MT, 59620
Havre City Jail
520 4th Street, Havre, MT, 59501
Harlem City Jail
10 1st Avenue SW, Harlem, MT, 59526