About Us

The Montana Department of Corrections is the third largest department in Montana state government, with services touching every community in Big Sky Country. From lending a caring ear to victims of crime; to providing support to offenders under supervision in Montana communities; to ensuring our incarcerated population is prepared to re-enter society successfully; our work is wide, varied and conducted with the utmost compassion and professionalism. Our commitment is to provide evidence-based programming in all aspects of our work as we move toward our goal of reducing recidivism and disrupting the cycle of incarceration.


The Montana Department of Corrections enhances public safety; supports the victims of crime; promotes positive change in offender behavior; and reintegrates offenders into the community.


To promote and contribute to the success of individuals engaged within the criminal justice system while providing safety and security for victims and Montana communities.


  • Increase safety of communities, staff and offenders.
  • Empower, inform and support victims of crime.
  • Increase offender success and reduce recidivism.
  • Effectively collaborate with criminal justice partners.
  • Implement an integrated healthcare model at all secure care facilities.
  • Advise and educate the public.
  • Invest in our staff for their professional development, growth and success.
FY2022-2023 Department Goals and Objectives


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