The Jail System
Montana has 37 jails in 56 counties. The jail population in 2020 was 2,520.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Montana correctional authorities was 3,927 located in 5 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 1,400 employees and a budget of $225,257,000.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2020, Montana community corrections population was 9,524 under probation and 1,683 under parole.
The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.
The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data come from state departments of corrections, other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.
The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2020 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.