Prison Overcrowding: Montana

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Montana’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures 2008-2009

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $177 million
  • Average annual cost per inmate – $33,569

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Total department active personnel – 1,300
  • Total number of adult institutions – 5
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 13,00
  • Average length of stay (males) – 28.5 months
  • Average length of stay (females) – 23.5 months

Organization of state divisions, view here.

PAROLE

  • Facilities – 23
  • Officers – 143
  • Population – 8,900
  • Number of caseloads per officer – 75-100

POINTS OF CONTACT


The Montana Department of Corrections
1539 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201301 Helena, MT 59620-1301
406-444-3930 (Tel.)
406-444-4920 (Fax)

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

HELPFUL LINKS

Montana Department of Corrections
2009 Biennial Report

See also,

Nebraska Prison Overcrowding