Missoula County MT Detention Facility

County Juvenile

Last Updated: September 10, 2022
2340 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808

Missoula County MT Detention Facility is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Missoula County MT Detention Facility is a medium to low-security detention center located at 2340 Mullan Road Missoula, MT that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes of which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The juvenile justice system differs from the adult system, focusing on rehabilitation and recognizing the developmental differences in juveniles. It aims to protect both the child and the public and helps juveniles become productive adults.

Juveniles are detained if they pose a threat, may miss court, or violate court orders. Parental involvement is crucial for effective supervision and rehabilitation.

Key differences in terminology include "taken into custody" instead of "arrest" and "supervision" instead of "probation." Referrals usually come from law enforcement, and an intake social worker decides the juvenile's placement. An inquiry can lead to dismissal, corrective action, or court involvement.

The process includes a plea hearing, possible evaluations, a pre-trial conference, a fact-finding hearing, and a dispositional hearing to determine the case's outcome. Parents may need to cover associated costs.

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The Missoula County Jail portion of the Detention Facility holds inmates that have been found guilty and sentenced to county jail time (less than one year). The facility also holds people who have been accused of a crime, and who are awaiting trial. We hold inmates for several different law enforcement agencies in Missoula County, including Missoula Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, University of Montana Police, the US Marshals Service, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, and the US Forrest Service.

Juvenile Detention

The Missoula County Detention Facility staffs and manages a 24-bed juvenile detention unit, which houses male and female juveniles between the ages of ten and 18 years of age. The unit is licensed annually by the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC). DOC ensures that the unit is operated in accordance with the Administrative Rules of Montana, the Montana Youth Court Act and the American Correctional Association Juvenile Standards and Practices.

In cooperation with the 4th Judicial District Court, the Missoula Youth Court, and the Missoula County Public Schools, the facility offers educational, religious and treatment programs to address the needs of juveniles placed in detention by the courts or law enforcement officers.

The unit has a level system that rewards good behavior by increasing privileges, such as the amount of dayroom time, the items authorized for purchase from commissary, extra recreation time, the addition of contact visiting privileges with their parents and different wakeup and shower times. Juveniles, who violate the facility rules of conduct, are afforded a hearing to involve the youth in participating in their own accountability and due process. A written grievance procedure allows juveniles to address their grievances and participate in affirmative efforts that teach responsibility and accountability.

Juveniles also have an hour of recreation, with a choice of indoor or outdoor recreation (weather permitting). Each juvenile has 30 minutes of free telephone time, plus 30 minutes of visitation, daily to encourage them to maintain contact with their immediate family.

Mental health, chemical dependency and medical treatment are available to address the needs of juveniles.

The facility employs equal numbers of specially trained, gender specific staff to ensure the care, welfare, safety and security of every youth placed in custody. Missoula County has consistently proven the priority placed on the value of our youth and the potential that can be encouraged and mentored through the consistent efforts of dedicated, specially trained staff utilizing evidence-based, best practices.

MASC (Missoula Assessment and Sanction Center)

MASC is the Missoula Assessment and Sanction Center, the program currently housed in the contracted unit of MCDF and holds 144 inmates. MASC is exclusive for male offenders and there is a similar program in Billings, Mt for female offenders. When an inmate from anywhere in Montana is found guilty and sentenced to Department of Corrections (DOC) by a District Court Judge, the prisoner is transported to MASC within our facility for screening and assessment to determine an appropriate placement. They may still go to Montana State Prison (MSP), but the goal is to find a placement in a community corrections program like Boot Camp, a Pre-Release Center, treatment center or placement on probation or parole.

Inmates that violate their parole may be sent to MASC for a short "sanction", then either go back out on parole or in extreme cases return to MSP.

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Missoula County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

Visitation Information

Visitation at the county or regional juvenile facility is restricted to immediate family members only, including mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. The visitation guidelines are stringent, and it is advisable to contact the facility staff to ascertain specific limitations. For information on visitation schedules, visiting room regulations, and other relevant details about your visit, please contact 406-258-4000. The facility staff will provide comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and compliant visitation experience.

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