Flathead County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 08, 2024
920 S Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901

Flathead Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Flathead County Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Flathead Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 406-758-5585.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Flathead County Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Flathead Co Jail, located at 920 S Main St in Kalispell, MT, is a secure detention center operated by the Flathead County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Kalispell Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

The Detention Center is equipped to hold adult male and female persons.  It was opened in October of 1987 with a holding capacity of 63.  Our average daily inmate population in 2007 was 92.  With the expansion in 2018 we currently have 154 beds.  The majority of persons held in this facility are pre-trial, meaning they have been accused but not convicted of a criminal offense. Inmates have daily access to medical care. Due to HIPPA laws; medical issues of inmates are confidential and cannot be discussed with others. Commissary is offered two times a week; available items for order include hygiene items and food selections. Please note that cash money is the only thing accepted for inmates.

The adult detention facility is a division of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office. The facility is operated twenty-four hours a day throughout the year. Detention Staff attends training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy on the latest techniques in offender management.  All officers are CPR and First Aid qualified.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Montana. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Flathead County Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Flathead County Detention Center - Visitation

Visiting Hours

Saturday – From noon until 9 pm, with a one hour break from 1 pm to 2 pm for lunch.

  • Visitor sign-in begins at 11:45 am.

Sunday – From 9 am until 9 pm, with a one hour break for lunch between 1 pm and 2 pm.

  • Visitor sign in begins at 8:45 am.

Maximum of 4 persons visiting and one visit per inmate per day. You must be over 18 years of age to visit an inmate.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.