Montana State Prison – Montana

Are you looking for someone locked up in Montana State Prison?  Montana State Prison is a correctional institution in the Montana state prison system, which is part of the Montana Department of Corrections.  This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Montana State Prison,like:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Montana State Prison.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Montana State Prison
Type: Male
State: Montana
County: Deer-Lodge
DOC: Montana Department of Corrections
Security Level: Max, Close, Medium I, Medium II, Minimum I and Minimum II
Warden Name: Martin Frink

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Montana State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at Montana State Prison, and use the street address if you need to know the location of Montana State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail a package or letter to a prisoner so that you properly address it, and follow the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate directions, it might get sent back.

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Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (406) 846-1320
Fax: (406) 846-2966

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you visit an inmate at Montana State Prison.

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Phone Number

Montana State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are cases when it might be necessary to know the phone number to Montana State Prison.
(406) 846-1320

Montana State Prison inmates may be able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to your inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(406) 846-2966

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for Montana State Prison. You can’t reach individuals at this address. If you want to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1485
Total Staff: 600

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Montana State Prison you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a inmate. If you do not then what you sent might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards do open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you have to address a letter to an inmate at Montana State Prison:

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add money into these accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds by way of postal mail and have to send those funds to this address and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have valid inmate information if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to various prisons in the state, so sometimes you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Montana State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Montana state prisons: Montana State Prisons

Montana Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Montana State Prison, make sure you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Montana prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they change regularly. The policies discussed here could be changed since this was written, so you should also check Montana State Prison’s site to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison facility site because this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Montana State Prison prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Montana State Prison death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Montana parole process coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about release procedures for Montana State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about prison life coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Montana State Prison news to be added later.


Montana State Prison photos to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Montana State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Montana State Prison.

If you have any photos of Montana State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Montana State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Montana State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Montana State Prison coming.


A Montana State Prison history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Montana State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Montana State Prisons: Montana State Prisons

Montana State Prison Links

The official website: Montana State Prison Website
Montana State Prison Jobs

Montana Department of Corrections Links

Montana Department of Corrections Main Website
Montana Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Montana Department of Corrections Prison Map
Montana Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Montana Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Montana Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Montana Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Montana State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Montana State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Montana State Prison Inmates
Montana State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Montana State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner in Montana State Prison? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this prison?

If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner here, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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