Riverside Youth Correctional Facility

Riverside Youth Correctional Facility is a juvenile detention center for female inmates between the ages of 10 and 17. It currently houses approximately 20 offenders.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visits at Riverside Youth Correctional Facility must be scheduled in advance by calling the inmate's case manager at (406)-225-4516.  

Visiting hours are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm. You must be on time for your scheduled appointment because if you are late, you will not be allowed to visit. 

Approval of Visitors

Visitors are more than welcome to visit an inmate at the Riverside Youth Correctional Facility - Girls during the select days.

However, before you can visit an inmate, you will be required to fill out the Montana Inmate Visitors Application. This application will need to be filled out, submitted, and approved, prior to you being permitted to come in and visit with an inmate.

Visitor Searches

All visitors and visitor property on prison premises are subject to search at any time. If a visitor refuses to submit to a required or reasonable suspicion search, he or she will be turned away.

Allowed Items

Visitors are allowed to bring the following items listed down below. All other personal property items (including cell phones, chewing gum, and cough drops) are to be left in the visitor's vehicle or in the visitor lockers provided. Riverside Youth Correctional Facility is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • one clear, Ziploc-type sandwich bag
  • two vehicle keys and a key fob on a bare ring (nothing else on the ring)
  • state- or federal-issued identification card with a physical description of the holder, a facial photograph and current mailing address
  • no more than $20 in pocket change or cash, with no bills larger than a $1 bill. Pocket change must be loose (no coins in rolls).

Visitors with small babies may bring:

  • one clear, empty plastic bottle or “sippy” cup per baby
  • one factory-sealed container of baby food (spoons are provided in the visiting room)
  • baby formula – one clear, Ziploc-type sandwich bag containing only the amount needed for the visit. Breastfeeding is allowed with the use of an approved blanket
  • one factory-sealed package of baby wipes
  • four diapers
  • one pacifier
  • one teething ring or toy – must be one piece, hard plastic
  • two blankets, not quilted and no larger than 3' x 3'

Baby carriers and diaper bags are not allowed.

Physical Address

Riverside Youth Correctional Facility
2 Riverside Road
Boulder, MT 59632-0088

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/rZU3S8nDpX6cdRxQA

General Phone Number

​(406) 225-4500

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Riverside Youth Correctional Facility
P.O. BOX 88
Boulder, MT 59632-0088

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Riverside Youth Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours and can make outgoing calls, which are typically made collect or through a prepaid account. 

At no time are incoming calls accepted for inmates, nor are messages taken. 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 https://app.mt.gov/inmatebanking/. There is a $250 limit for transactions. 

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 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

Inmates are provided substance abuse treatment and required to attend eight hours of schooling every weekday, all year round. Inmates can earn their high school diploma while incarcerated here.  

The Riverside Youth Correctional Facility rehabilitates their inmates through their many programs. These programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Educational Programs
  • Vocational Programs
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Some education and vocational programs consist of the following:

  • Print Shop
  • Metal Plant
  • Laundry
  • Welding
  • Painting
  • Maintenance

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Careers at Riverside Youth Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Montana Department of Corrections at the Riverside Youth Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here