Cascade County Regional Prison

Cascade County Regional Prison is a prison for male inmates that is located in Great Falls, Montana. The Department of Corrections has contracted with Cascade County to operate the facility, and it can house approximately 152 inmates.

At the Montana Department of Corrections, they do everything they can to help offenders become better returning citizens. In the relatively short time they have to work with most offenders, they strive to teach them to accept responsibility for the crimes they committed and understand how those crimes affected their victims. 

They also teach them how to change the way they think, overcome their addictions, and manage their mental health problems. They also teach the inmates job and life skills.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Cascade County Regional Prison for contact visits are on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and visitors must check-in no later than 4:30. 

The visiting hours for non-contact visits are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and can last up to one hour. Inmates are allowed five visits per week.

Inmates at Cascade County Regional Prison are allowed up to 25 people on their visiting list, and inmates must be at the facility for at least 30 days before they are allowed to receive visitors. You must fill out an application and be approved before visiting an inmate.

No more than five people, including children, may visit an inmate on a non-contact visit, and no more than four people, including children, may visit an inmate on a contact visit.

Approval of Visitors

All visitors must be pre-approved for contact visits. The inmate must be at CCRP for 30 days and must have 90 days of clear conduct.

Upon admission, inmates are provided with visitor questionnaires and rules that they can mail to prospective visitors. Additional questionnaires are available in the housing units.

To be approved for visiting, a prospective visitor must complete the questionnaire completely and accurately. Separate questionnaires must be submitted by everyone over the age of 18. 

Children under the age of 18 are to be included on the same questionnaire as their parent and all the questions must be answered for all persons on the questionnaire. All visitors are subject to a criminal background check. Minors under the age of fourteen must have their guardian's signature authorizing a check to be made.

Visitor Searches

All visitors will be subject to search prior to being allowed to visit any inmate. In addition, all visitors and visitor's property will be subject to search at any time while on facility property.

All visitors will pass the metal detector and may be pat searched prior to entering the visiting area. If a visitor fails to pass the metal detector, hand held metal detector, and a pat search, that visitor will not be allowed to visit.

Contact Visit Conduct Rules and Regulations

Visitors and the inmates are permitted an embrace (hug) including a kiss at the beginning and end of the visit. The duration of the embrace is limited to 30 seconds. The intensity of the physical contact is limited to an embrace, i.e., no petting or fondling.

Necking or petting, i.e., hands not in full view or attempting to engage in sexual contact, will result in the visit being terminated. No braiding of each other's hair is allowed.

It is the responsibility of the inmate and his visitor to supervise and control their children (this applies to the reception and parking lot area, prior to visiting as well). If the inmate and his visitor neglect this responsibility, they will receive one warning. If the problem continues, the visit will be terminated.

Visitors may not leave the visiting room unless terminating the visit.

Neither visitors nor inmates may exchange any items.

There are no rest rooms available for visitors in the visiting areas. If a visitor, with or without children, leaves the visiting area to use the restroom, the visit is considered terminated.

Allowed Items

No cell phones or other electronic items are allowed. Visitors should report to the lobby area of the facility with only the following items:

  • car keys (two only) on a bare ring with nothing else
  • identification with picture (no wallets or purses); current state or federal issued IDs only
  • one handkerchief (white only)
  • a reasonable amount of jewelry, including:
  • one ring
  • one pair of earrings
  • one necklace
  • one wristwatch or one bracelet; not both

Visitors with infants may also have:

  • one clear, plastic bottle per infant
  • one diaper
  • one blanket, not quilted; no larger than three feet by three feet
  • No baby carriers or diaper bags will be allowed

Dress Code

This code applies to men, women, and children seven years and above. In general, visitors must be dressed in a manner that will not distract, disturb or be offensive to other visitors, inmates, or staff. 

Decisions in this matter will be made by the supervisor on duty. If, in their estimation, the clothing is not appropriate; the visitor will be asked to leave. The visitor will not be allowed a wrap to cover the problem in question. He or she must leave. Any article of clothing worn into the visiting area may not be taken off while visiting.

These items of clothing will not be allowed in the visiting areas:

  • Spandex tops or pants
  • Shorts or culottes
  • Transparent (any visibility through a top, skirt, or pant clothing without the proper undergarments - bra, slip, and underwear)
  • Dresses or skirts with slits above the knee, or skirts or dresses that button or snap up the front, back, or wrap around
  • Shawls or ponchos
  • Vests (down-filled types)
  • Any skirt or dress higher than knee length
  • Any shirt or top that is less than three (3) inches below the belt line (so that skin is revealed when the arms are raised)
  • Head scarves, hats, or caps
  • Camouflage clothing (exceptions: military commanders or 1st sergeants)
  • Tank-type tops are not allowed as an outer garment. All tops, shirts, or blouses must have sleeves, must be worn with a bra, and must not be excessively low cut.
  • No coats, jackets, or sweaters will be allowed in the visiting area
  • Female visitors must wear a bra at all times (no metal underwire bras are allowed)
  • Bib overalls
  • Wind pants

Physical Address

Cascade County Regional Prison
3800 Ulm North Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT 59404

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Cascade County Regional Prison
3800 Ulm North Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT 59404

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Cascade County Regional Prison, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Montana, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate, you must be approved to be on that inmate’s visiting list.

Inmates may receive funds from:

  • their attorney
  • immediate family members listed on their approved visiting list
  • one approved, non-family member authorized by the warden or his or her designee. Inmates may request that the non-family member be changed to another approved non-family member, but this can only occur once every six months.


Approved individuals may place money in the inmate’s trust account through the online Inmate Trust Account Deposits service at There is a $250 limit for transactions. No proceeds benefit the state of Montana or the Montana Department of Corrections.

Instructions on how to use the system are available online. To create an account, you will need the last four digits of your Social Security number.

There is a three-day holding period before funds are available to the inmate. Your receipt shows the date the funds will be available.

Money Order

Approved individuals may mail money to an inmate in the form of a cashier’s check or a U.S. Postal money order. Personal checks are not accepted and are returned to the sender.

The cashier’s check or money order must include:

  • the inmate’s full name and DOC number
  • the sender’s full name and address

In addition:

  • Funds must be received within 20 days of the date of purchase.
  • The envelope containing the cashier’s check or money order must be postmarked from the immediate area in which the approved sender’s listed residence is located.
  • If the sender cancels a money order after it has been received at MSP, staff will notify Postal Service authorities.

Mailroom staff stamps the inside of the envelopes with the amount sent and forwards the mail to the inmates, so they know how much money was deposited in their trust accounts.

Programs For Inmates

  • Cognitive Restructuring Treatment Program

  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Recreation and Hobby Program
  • Religious Activities
  • Educational Services (Adult Basic Education, Basic Literacy, and HiSET GED program)

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Careers at Cascade County Regional Prison

If you are interested in a career with the Montana Department of Corrections at the Cascade County Regional Prison, you can find out more information by clicking here.