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Yellowstone County, Montana
Detention Facility

Customer Service Billing Questions for Inmate Phones

This number will not work directly through the inmate phone system. You must give this number to the person you are calling. They can then use it to call the Customer Service Billing Department.

Jail Programs

Volunteer programs at Yellowstone County Detention Facility are important to the overall management of our facility. These programs benefit the inmate in numerous ways. The programs help keep the inmate busy, giving them goals and expectations to strive for. The programs give the inmate a chance to interact with the outside community and help inmates recognize their potential for growth. From these programs, the inmate can learn useful skills, continue their education, overcome substance abuse problems, seek mental health counseling, receive spiritual guidance, learn parenting skills, work on anger and stress management, and ultimately learn to change anti-social and criminal behavior.

The jail staff benefits from these programs too. They see reduced inmate idleness. The programs help to make the inmate more productive, thus reducing inmate violence. The community benefits by having the offender leave the jail setting, ready to live and work as a contributing member to society.

Program Opportunities Available At YCDF

We have assistant chaplains representing a variety of religious denominations. An inmate may request a visit from a Chaplin or request a visit from a minister of their choosing. The visit may be in person or electronic, depending upon facility need.

Bible Study sessions and/or church services are conducted regularly by volunteers from area churches and the Gideons.

Local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous conduct regular meetings at the facility.

Scheduling and accessibility of programs is dependent upon the volunteers who facilitate them.

HiSET (formally GED) Classes are given throughout the year by a licensed school district #2 teacher.

For questions concerning the programs offered at YCDF, contact Sgt. Veatch at 256-6995.