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Databases Updated on Apr 15, 2024

How to Perform Montana Inmate Lookup

The state offers a variety of Montana inmate records search tools so you can find someone located in state prison. Using just their first and last names, you can see a list of offenders. From there you can click on each one to see details like the current mug shot, DOC#, name, status, gender, physical description, height, weight, race, and other interesting information. You can also see the exact location of where they are detained and the address and phone number if you want to contact them there. You will also see aliases, identifying marks and their complete legal record with offenses, sentencing, and the judge who ordered it.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state creates and keeps very detailed files on each inmate in prison, jail or out on parole. These jail records are created every time something happens to the offender in the system. It starts when they are arrested, and a RAP sheet is created with their name and information on it. They are assigned a DOC number, and that number and their jail record follow them throughout their time in prison. Jail records are shared among law enforcement and courts and updated frequently to paint a complete picture of the inmate's life experience and behavior. Sharing these jail files makes it easier for everyone to assist the inmate through the system and into reintegration. Montana prison inmate search records updated daily.

What are Montana Jail Records?

Montana jail inmate search records are the files that are kept on every inmate in the prison system. They follow each offender from the time of arrest all the way through parole. Jail and prison administrators document every event that takes place in the life of the prisoner and puts it into their computerized system. Each time a change occurs the file is updated. They keep Montana inmate search records online and accessible so that every law enforcement agency can easily access them and share the information.

Jail and Inmate Search in Montana

The goals of the MT Department of Corrections is to protect the public’s safety while also rehabilitating offenders and helping them re-integrate back into society and also supporting the victims of crime. Currently, the state has 2,980 people spread over 37 county jails and 3,814 inmates in 5 prisons. The average prison term is 1-2 years or less. Along with those incarcerated, MT supervises another 8,500 people on probation and parole. During their time in prison, the state helps inmates focus on job skills, taking responsibility for the crimes committed and life training.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Montana Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
6.3:1 (Black : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
4,146 (0.51%)
Disenfranchised Population
204 (4.80%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

Montana Parole Population

Montana parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 1,092 people, 131 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 18 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by 1.6%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Parole Total Population in Montana (2016)
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Montana Prisons

The state has five prisons and 37 jails spread over 56 counties. Currently, they oversee 2,870 people in jail and another 3,814 in prison. MT operates on an annual budget of $198 million with a staff of 1,400 employees. The state community corrections system is responsible for an additional 8,500 people on parole and probation. It costs MT $30,227 to house and care for each inmate for a year. Based on one hundred residents, Montana has an overall incarceration rate of 364, a property crime rate of 2,684 and a violent crime rate of 368.

Prison Name Prison Type
Cascade County Regional Detention CenterPrivate/Regional Prison
Crossroads Correctional CenterPrivate/Regional Prison
Dawson County Correctional FacilityPrivate/Regional Prison
Montana State Prison (MSP)State Prison
Montana Women's Prison (MWP)State Prison