COVID-19 response

The Montana Department of Corrections takes the threat associated with COVID-19 seriously and is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of its staff, the individuals under its supervision, and members of the public.

montana doc covid-19 sentinel testing results

The DOC began "sentinel" testing for COVID-19 at it facilities on May 21, 2020.  This testing of staff and offenders who do not demonstrate active symptoms (asymptomatic) will occur at all of our facilities, helping to guide response efforts and better protect offenders and employees alike. *Results on this chart are updated as they are received. 

Location Inmates Tested Inmates Confirmed Staff Tested Staff Confirmed
Secure - State        
Montana Correctional Enterprises 28 0 8 0
Montana State Prison 283 0 40 0
Montana Women's Prison 193 1 93 0
Pine Hills Correctional Facility 25 0 8 0
Riverside Special Needs Unit 21 0 8 0
         
Secure - Contracted        
Crossroads Correctional Center 173 0 0 0
Dawson County Correctional Facility 0 0 0 0
Great Falls Regional Prison 0 0 0 0
Missoula Assessment & Sanction Center 0 0 0 0
         
Community - Contracted        
Alpha House - Billings 0 0 0 0
Butte Prerelease Center - Butte 0 0 0 0
CCP East - Butte 0 0 0 0
CCP West and WATCh West - Warm Springs 0 0 0 0
Elkhorn Treatment Center - Boulder 0 0 0 0
Gallatin Reentry Program - Bozeman 0 0 0 0
Great Falls Transition Center - Great Falls 0 0 0 0
Helena Prerelease Center - Helena 0 0 0 0
Missoula Prerelease Center - Missoula 0 0 0 0
Nexus Treatment Program - Lewistown 0 0 0 0
Passages - Billings 0 0 0 0
START Assessment Center - Anaconda 0 0 0 0
WATCh East - Glendive 0 0 0 0
         
Probation & Parole N/A N/A 25 0
         
Central Office N/A N/A 4 0
         
Totals 723 1 186 0

 

other Montana Doc Covid-19 testing results

Cases on this chart relate to tests administered to individuals displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who are being tested for reasons other than participation in the DOC's sentinel testing effort. *Results on this chart are updated as they are received.

Location Inmates Tested        Inmates Confirmed
Secure - State    
Montana State Prison 11 0
Montana Women's Prison 1 0
Pine Hills Correctional Facility 0 0
     
Secure - Contracted    
Crossroads Correctional Center 0 0
Dawson County Correctional Facility 0 0
Great Falls Regional Prison 0 0
Missoula Assessment & Sanction Center 0 0
     
Community - Contracted    
Alpha House - Billings 4 0
Butte Prerelease Center - Butte 0 0
CCP East - Butte 0 0
CCP West and WATCh West - Warm Springs 0 0
Elkhorn Treatment Center - Boulder 0 0
Gallatin Reentry Program - Bozeman 5 2
Great Falls Transition Center - Great Falls 3 0
Helena Prerelease Center - Helena 0 0
Missoula Prerelease Center - Missoula 6 0
Nexus Treatment Program - Lewistown 3 0
Passages - Billings 2 0
START Assessment Center - Anaconda 2 0
WATCh East - Glendive 0 0
Totals 25 2

 

17 DOC and contract staff members have been tested for COVID-19 for reasons other than participation in the department's sentinel testing efforts. 

3 individuals tested positive. (Locations of confirmed staff cases will not be specified in order to maintain employee privacy.)

Resources for DOC COVID-19 response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the department’s guiding resource for information about COVID-19. Our Clinical Services staff refer to the CDC for all protocol ranging from the proper way to disinfect surfaces to caring for infected individuals.

The DOC also relies heavily upon the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Montana Disaster and Emergency Services to assist with formulating appropriate responses to the threat of the virus and to remain up to date with the developing situation.

In addition, the Federal Bureau of Prisons provides the DOC with guidance specific to managing COVID-19 in custodial settings.