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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 Testing Information

The chart on this page represents a cumulative account of all types of testing for COVID-19 of staff and offenders at its secure facilities since June 1, 2020. This includes:

  • Sentinel testing, which is conducted on individuals who do not demonstrate active symptoms (asymptomatic).This testing helps guide response efforts and better protect offenders and employees alike.
  • Symptomatic testing, which is conducted on individuals who demonstrate active symptoms.
  • Pre- medical procedure testing

Please note: The following charts may not represent all employee testing information. Should an employee be tested by a private health care provider or at a community testing event, the department would be notified only if the employee shared that information, or if an employee tested positive. In the event of a positive result, that information would be provided to the DOC by the employee, the local health department, and/or by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The information about the positive result would be included on the chart below.

This web page only provides testing information for offenders who are under the DOC's supervision. Some contracted facilities have populations that include offenders who are not under DOC jurisdiction.

*Charts are updated as new cases occur. Data current as of Dec. 16, 2022.  

Covid-19-related Deaths

Offenders: 6 Staff: 0

Testing, Results at DOC Secure Facilities

Inmates Confirmed Staff Confirmed
Montana State Prison 594


Montana Women's Prison 165 30
Pine Hills Correctional Facility 53 89
Riverside Special Needs Unit 28 16
Crossroads Correctional Center (contract facility) 299
Dawson County Correctional Facility (contract facility) 37 -

Great Falls Regional Prison (contract facility)

11 -
Totals 1, 215 454


Because testing at the DOC's contract facilities involves testing through a variety of resources, the DOC will report only known, positive results at those facilities.

Testing, Results at DOC Contract Facilities

Locations  Offenders Confirmed Staff Confirmed
Alpha House (Billings) 25 2
Connections Corrections Program (East) 20 5
Gallatin Re-entry Program 2 2
Great Falls Prerelease Center 2 0
Missoula Prerelease Center 3 0
Nexus Treatment Center (Lewistown) 14 0
Passages (Billings) 38 0
Watch West (Warm Springs) 2 4
START (Anaconda)  68 7
Totals 174 20

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