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Montana Inmate Search

Updated on: April 9, 2024

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The Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC) has a “mission of encouraging its staff to enhance public safety, support victims of crime, promote positive changes in offender behavior, and reintegrate offenders into their communities.”

If you are looking for an inmate in Montana, you should start with the Montana Department of Corrections. The MDOC offers several resources you can use so that you will find the inmate you are looking for.

Montana Department of Correction Offender Search

The Montana Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Montana. On the MDOC inmate lookup, you can search for an inmate by first and last name or offender number.

You can also request the entire Montana Department of Corrections Offender Web database.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is another resource you can use to search for Montana inmates. This website, which originated in 1982, contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from that date to present day. You can also do a release search for inmates who have already been released, and their records will be provided.

To find an inmate, you can either search by the inmate’s name or the inmate’s number (You will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number in order to find him or her).

However, it is important to note that this search gives results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. Inmates convicted of violating Federal laws are sent to Federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

Through this search, you can find inmates, mugshots, records, and contact information for inmates through law enforcement agencies and courthouses.

To use this resource, you need to search the inmate’s first and last name, and click on “Montana.” Once the search is complete, you will need to set up a free account to view the full report on the inmate you are searching for.


America’s leading victim notification network, VINELink is the online portal to VINE. This website allows you to search for inmates in Montana. You will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services. You can also contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763, in addition to the website.

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information. This website has recently added new user-friendly features that will benefit the community of the loved ones of inmates and anyone else wishing to use this service.

The VINE service, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, offers information by phone, email, and text message,

Search Specific Jails in Montana

Another way you can search for an inmate in Montana is to do a Montana prisons inmate lookup.

Each jail in Montana has a website, and each website has a jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the jail roster. Go here to search specific jails in Montana, and search for the jail roster. Then, you can search for the specific inmate you are looking for.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Montana by doing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail that he is she serving time in.

County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state and used to confine and rehabilitate criminals. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

When you are looking at a specific jail or prison, go to the inmate search page on the website and search for the inmate, using his or her first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information.

Bottom Line

As you can see, the Montana Department of Corrections provides several useful ways to search for inmates in Montana. If you cannot find the inmate you are looking for on one search, then search another one. Using these search databases, you will soon find the inmate you are looking for.

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Montana Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

Montana Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Montana.
To search for an inmate in Montana Department of Corrections follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Montana Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Montana Department of Corrections
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Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Video Visitation link
Send Mail/Packages link
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Send Money link
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Address 5 S. Last Chance GulchP.O. Box 201301 Helena, MT 59620-1301
Phone 406-444-3930

List of Jails and Prisons in Montana