More than a paycheck...More than a career
It's a chance to make a difference...To change someone's life
Public safety is the Department of Corrections top priority. We also support victims of crime through programs that keep them informed of their offenders’ location and offer them opportunities for healing. We believe the most effective corrections system is one that addresses the underlying individual needs of offenders. We provide a variety of programs to deal with alcohol and drug addictions, mental health issues and behavioral problems. These programs are designed to reduce recidivism and divert offenders from prison, reserving secure facilities for those offenders who truly warrant incarceration. We work with offenders to give them the means to successfully return to their communities and become law-abiding, productive citizens.
The Montana Department of Corrections is responsible for managing about 13,000 adult male and female offenders. The correctional system includes prisons, treatment programs, prerelease centers, sanction and assessment programs, and probation and parole. We are also responsible for about 130 juvenile offenders in youth correctional facilities, on parole or in other community programs.
The Montana Department of Corrections serves crime victims whose offenders are under its supervision in prison, prerelease centers, probation, parole and community-based drug and alcohol treatment programs. In addition to keeping victims notified of the location and status of offenders, and providing victim services programs, we collect about $2.8 million every year in court-ordered restitution on behalf of crime victims.
THE REENTRY PROGRAM
Every year, about 1,200 offenders leave prison and return to communities throughout Montana to continue their efforts to develop lives free of crime. The Montana Department of Corrections is dedicated to reducing the rate at which offenders return to prison – known as recidivism – by implementing effective, evidence-based reentry practices and developing partnerships with local and state organizations and agencies. Successful reentry means fewer victims, less crime and a safer Montana.
Facilities and Divisions
Central Office - Helena (Divisions: Business Management Services, Clinical Services, Director’s Office, Information Technology, Probation and Parole, and Youth Services)
Clinical Services Division - Helena; Montana State Prison, Deer Lodge and Lewistown; Montana Women’s Prison, Billings; Riverside Youth Correctional Facility, Boulder; and Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility, Miles City
Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge and Lewistown Infirmary
Montana Correctional Enterprises - Deer Lodge and Billings
Montana Women’s Prison - Billings
Probation and Parole - Anaconda, Billings*, Bozeman, Butte, Cut Bank, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Glasgow, Glendive*, Great Falls*, Hardin, Havre, Helena*, Lewistown, Libby, Kalispell*, Livingston, Miles City, Missoula*, Shelby, Sidney, Stevensville and Thompson Falls (*Regional headquarters)
Youth Services Division - Riverside Youth Correctional Facility (Girls), Boulder; Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility (Boys), Miles City; Youth Transition Center, Great Falls; Division Office, Helena