The Montana Department of Corrections logged its first COVID-19 cases among inmates at Montana State Prison (MSP) this week and continues to track and help manage the virus among facility employees to ensure the health and safety of offenders and staff at the prison.

COVID-19 testing conducted at MSP late last week identified eight cases of the virus in the facility’s inmate population. Staff cases at MSP totaled 23 as of this morning. Not all staff testing is conducted by the DOC; staff members are tested by their personal health care providers, local health departments, and more.

Thursday, October 15, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections/Tags:
Montana Department of Corrections names Jim Salmonsen new warden at Montana State Prison

Jim Salmonsen, a 30-year employee of Montana State Prison, has been hired as the new warden at that facility, Montana Department of Corrections Director Reginald D. Michael announced Friday.

Friday, October 2, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections/Tags:

Ensuring the health and safety of Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) staff and inmates has been the top priority of the department throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; recent purchases through COVID-19 relief funds are taking those efforts to the next level.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections/Tags:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections/Tags:

While the Connecting Adults and Minors through Positive Parenting (CAMPP) experience at Montana State Prison looks different during a pandemic than when the idea was originally conceived, the program is helping make valuable connections between children and their incarcerated parents.

Monday, August 10, 2020/Categories: Department of Corrections/Tags: