For DOC policy questions, contact: 
Griffin Burns 
Policy Manager 
406-444-1551 

Policies

The Montana Department of Corrections policies are public information and are located on this page for convenience.  
 
Please note, the department does not publish its restricted policies as those relate to individual or public safety, or security at DOC facilities.   
 
Policies are continually revised and are updated on the website as promptly as possible.  
 
The DOC and state of Montana are not responsible for any document that is falsified or modified in whole or in part by any individual who accesses them. 

Additional Policies  

All policies are downloadable in PDF format. A free copy Adobe Acrobat Reader® can be obtained at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

DOC Policies Index

Chapter 1: Administration and Management

 
Section 1 General Administration
 
 
Section 2 Fiscal Management
 
 
Section 3 Human Resources
 
Montana Department of Corrections adhere to the State of Montana Human Resources (HR) policies. State HR policies may be found at https://hr.mt.gov/public/policies.
HR policies specific to Montana Department of Corrections are as follows:  
 
 
Section 4 Staff Development and Training
 
 
Section 5 Case Records Management
 
 
Section 7 Information Systems
 
 
Section 8 Victim Services
 
 

Chapter 2: Physical Plant

 
Section 1 Building and Safety Codes
 
 
Section 2 Size, Organization and Location
 
 
Section 3 Housing
 

Chapter 3: Facility/Program Operations

 
Section 1 Security Operations
 
 
Section 2 Emergency Management and Safety Plans
 
Emergency Management Plans
 
 
Safety Plans
 
 
Section 3 Rights and Privileges
 
 
Section 4 Rules and Discipline
 
 
Section 5 Special Management
 
 
Section 6 Executions
 

Chapter 4: Facility/Program Services

 
Section 1 Reception and Orientation
 
 
Section 2 Classification
 
 
Section 3 Food Service
 
 
Section 4 Sanitation and Hygiene
 
 
Section 5 Clinical Services
 
Section 6 Release/Placement

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES & NOTICES

The DOC adopts administrative rules by which it implements state law. The department accepts public comment on proposed rules before making a final decision on a proposed rule action.  The department files proposal and adoption notices with the Secretary of State’s Office. That office publishes and distributes the final administrative rules adopted by state agencies.

DOC Administrative Rules

If you would like to receive DOC rulemaking notices, email your name, mailing and/or email address, and whether you prefer to receive notices by email or traditional mail, to Griffin.Burns@mt.gov.

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