Prison Overcrowding: Montana

Below is a summary of information including: the most recent statistics from Montana’s Department of Corrections as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures

DOC Costs

  • Annual General Fund Expenditures: $170,210,324
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $35,635

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 1,309
  • Total number of adult institutions: 5
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 2,546
  • Average length of stay (males): 23.4 months
  • Average length of stay (females):18 months
  • Average Age of inmates: 38.9 years

Organization of state divisions, view here.


  • Population: 8,169

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

2013 Biennial Report

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Cara Sullivan

Task Force Director
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development
& Justice Performance Project  

See also,

Nebraska Prison Overcrowding