Montana Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping updated records for all individuals in Montana state prisons and individuals who are under the Montana Department of Corrections supervision.
The department of corrections has a public database you can search for inmates by their identification number or their first and last name. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact the Montana Department of Corrections at 406-444-3930.
Unlike the state of Montana, Montana’s city and county jails keep their records separate. If you are needing information on an inmate located in one of those jails, you will need to contact the proper authorities to assist you.
When an offender is housed in state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Montana Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Montana Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Montana Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DOC number or there is no search results for the DOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Montana jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Montana inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
In the state of Montana, there is 12 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the Montana prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Montana Department of Corrections.
Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.
As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.
As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.
The Montana Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.
If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.
If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.
In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.
You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Montana. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.
You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.
You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Montana inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Unlike the Montana Department of Corrections offender search, this database is not available to the general public to use. If you need to find information on a sex offender, you will need to contact the Montana Department of Corrections at 406-444-3930.
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Wibaux County Jail||County Jail||Wibaux County|
|Beaverhead County Jail & Sheriff||County Jail||Beaverhead County|
|Big Horn County Jail||County Jail||Big Horn County|
|Blaine County Jail||County Jail||Blaine County|
|Broadwater County Jail||County Jail||Broadwater County|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Carbon County|
|Carter County Jail||County Jail||Carter County|
|Chouteau County Detention Center||County Jail||Chouteau County|
|Cascade County Regional Detention Center||Regional Facility||Cascade County|
|Custer County Sheriff||County Jail||Custer County|
|Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility||State Prison||Custer County|
|Daniels County MTJail||County Jail||Daniels County|
|Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Detention||County Jail||Deer Lodge County|
|Dawson County Regional Prison||County Jail||Dawson County|
|Fallon County Jail||County Jail||Fallon County|
|Flathead County Detention Center||County Jail||Flathead County|
|Gallatin County Detention Center||County Jail||Gallatin County|
|Fergus County Detention Facility||County Jail||Fergus County|
|Garfield County Jail||County Jail||Garfield County|
|Golden Valley County Jail||City Jail||Golden Valley County|
|Glacier County Jail||County Jail||Glacier County|
|Hill County Jail||County Jail||Hill County|
|Granite County Jail||County Jail||Granite County|
|Jefferson County Jail||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Riverside Youth Correctional Facility - Girls||State Prison||Jefferson County|
|Judith Basin County Jail||County Jail||Judith Basin County|
|Lake County Jail & Sheriff||County Jail||Lake County|
|Lewis And Clark County Detention Center||County Jail||Lewis And Clark County|
|Madison County Detention Center||County Jail||Madison County|
|Liberty County Jail||County Jail||Liberty County|
|Mineral County Jail||County Jail||Mineral County|
|Meagher County Jail||County Jail||Meagher County|
|Lincoln County Jail||County Jail||Lincoln County|
|McCone County Jail||County Jail||McCone County|
|Missoula County Detention Facility||County Jail||Missoula County|
|Musselshell County Jail||County Jail||Musselshell County|
|Park County Jail||County Jail||Park County|
|Pondera County Jail||County Jail||Pondera County|
|Petroleum County Jail||County Jail||Petroleum County|
|Powell County Jail||County Jail||Powell County|
|Ravalli County Detention Center||County Jail||Ravalli County|
|Prairie County Jail||County Jail||Prairie County|
|Phillips County Jail||County Jail||Phillips County|
|Powder River County Jail||County Jail||Powder River County|
|Richland County Jail||County Jail||Richland County|
|Roosevelt County Detention Center||County Jail||Roosevelt County|
|Sanders County Jail||County Jail||Sanders County|
|Rosebud County Jail||County Jail||Rosebud County|
|Butte-Silver Bow County Detention Center||County Jail||Silver Bow County|
|Sheridan County Jail||County Jail||Sheridan County|