Yellowstone County Detention Facility, MT Inmate Roster

Updated on: August 5, 2021
Yellowstone County Detention Facility

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Yellowstone County Detention Facility Basic Information

Facility Name
Yellowstone County Detention Facility
Facility Type
County Jail
3165 King Avenue East, Billings, MT, 59101
Postal Code
Yellowstone County
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2550 3rd Avenue North, Billings, Montana, 59101

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When you find out a friend or loved one has been sent to jail, it can be a trying time for everyone involved. Although this is a tough situation, we are here to make it easier. Below you will find everything you need to know about Yellowstone County Detention Facility including how to see if the person you are looking for is actually there.

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General Information About the Facility

Yellowstone County Detention Facility is a county jail which means that inmates may not stay there for very long. If they have committed a smaller crime, they will be jailed in a county jail up to 3 years.

If an offender has committed a more serious crime, they will be transferred to a state prison. Most inmates will stay in a county jail until they are fully sentenced.

Yellowstone County Detention Facility is located at 3165 King Avenue East, Billings, MT, 59101. The jail is at a medium security level, and is for adults who have committed a crime or offense in Yellowstone County.

Daily Life in Yellowstone County Detention Facility

Daily life in county jail works a little differently than federal prison. This is because detainees are delivered daily and some may stay only a few days, but rarely more than 3 years.

Yellowstone County Detention Facility is divided into pods. Each pod has cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court. There are typically only 3 inmates per cell unless the jail is crowded.

Inside the cells is only a sliver of a window. Common areas have tables made of solid steel attached to the floor for inmates to play cards or board games.

How to Find an Inmate

Yellowstone County Detention Facility houses and serves inmates on a daily basis. Because inmates are coming in and out, you can call 406-256-6881 for their current roster.

You can also do an inmate search by using VINELink online. Click find an offender. You will need to know the offender’s first and last name. This will give you the exact location of the offender as well as their offender ID which you will want to write down.


Within every jail or prison is a commissary. A commissary is a store where inmates can purchase additional items that they may need while incarcerated. Inmates can get the following items at Yellowstone County Detention Facility:

  • Clothing

  • Shoes

  • Hygiene products

  • Razors

  • Books

  • Magazines

  • TVs

  • Radios

  • Playing cards

  • Headphones

  • Tablets (no internet access)

  • MP3 players

If you choose, you can send money to an inmate for them to purchase these items at the commissary. They will need money on their books to purchase any items.

To send money, you will need to call the facility at 406-256-6881 to find the best way to put money on an inmate’s books. Usually, you can send a money order, moneygram, or cashiers check.

You will want to have the inmate’s first and last name, their offender ID, and the address of the jail they are incarcerated at.

Staying in Contact with an Inmate

It is very important for an inmate to be able to stay in contact with positive friends and family. Research has shown this helps them to focus on rehabilitation and keep them out of jail in the future.

There are several ways you can stay in contact with an inmate at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

You can send them mail. From packages and gifts to postcards and letters, mail is a great way to stay in contact. Send mail addressed to the offender with their ID number to 3165 King Avenue East, Billings, MT, 59101. You must have a return address.

You can visit an inmate. You will be limited to only two people visiting the inmate at one time. You will also need to fill out a visitor application. Call 406-256-6881 to get more information about visiting.

All visits are non-contact. You will see each other through a glass partition.

You can receive calls from an inmate. Although inmates in Yellowstone County Detention Facility cannot receive incoming calls, they can make outgoing calls. These calls are collect which means the person receiving them will need to pay for the incoming call.

If you have an friend or family member in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, rest assured that they are in good hands and will be taken care of.

Yellowstone County Prison Statistics

Yellowstone County Jail Admissions By Race

Asian Jail Population -
Native Jail Population 94
Black Jail Population 23
Latino Jail Population 35
White Jail Population 250

Yellowstone County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Population 394
Male Jail Population 336
Female Jail Population 68
Total Jail Admissions 6,922

Yellowstone County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 358
Male Pretrial Jail Population 213
Female Pretrial Jail Population 43

Yellowstone County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Jail 13
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 14
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 5
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Prison 61
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 34

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