Dawson County Jail

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Dawson County Jail Information

The Dawson County Jail is a 190 bed jail in the city of Glendive, Dawson County, Montana. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Montana State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at , directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Dawson County Jail at to get it.

Phone:

Physical Address:
440 Colorado Boulevard
Glendive, MT 59330

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How Do You Find Someone in the Dawson County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Dawson County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at for the information you are looking for.

Dawson County Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Dawson County Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

The Dawson County Jail maintains an average of 190 offenders in custody on any given day. The Dawson County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Dawson County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,800 offenders.

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About the Dawson County Jail
The Dawson County Jail in Montana has a capacity of more than 144 inmates. It is a regional minimum security jail that houses state and federal inmates, as well as some state-sentenced criminals. It was built in 1997. The monthly average of total bookings in Dawson County Regional Prison is around 218-224 inmates. The Dawson County Jail in Montana can be contacted through the following channels: Address: 440 Colorado Boulevard, Glendive, MT, 59330. Phone: 406-377-7600, 406-345-1209. Fax: 406-377-7602. Note that the Dawson County Jail is also known as the Dawson County Correctional Facility and the Dawson County Regional Prison. The Dawson County Jail in Montana has specific visitation hours, which are as follows: Inmates can have up to a one-hour visit every week. Since visitation space is limited, you must schedule any and all visits. To schedule a visit, contact the Dawson County Jail directly at 406-377-7600 or 406-345-1209. Note that visitation hours may be subject to change, so it is recommended to confirm the hours with the jail directly. The Dawson County Jail in Montana is a multi-jurisdictional facility that houses both Montana state prisoners and county prisoners from Dawson County and adjoining counties. The jail has an average of 190 inmates in custody on any given day, and a weekly turnover of 55% of their population. Inmates at the jail can have up to a one hour visit every week, and must schedule any and all visits beforehand. The Dawson County Jail offers on-site visits and video visitation services. Inmates may also receive books sent from Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, or Amazon, but books cannot be more than 3 inches thick, and inmates can only receive up to three books at a time due to storage and space concerns. There are some education services available to inmates to help them learn skills that will help them. The Dawson County Jail in Montana is a multi-classification correctional and detention institution for adult misdemeanor and felony offenders. It is a multi-jurisdictional facility that houses Montana State Prisoners and County Prisoners from Dawson County and adjoining counties. The institution is operated for the incarceration, treatment, and rehabilitation of the inmate population for the State of Montana and the County of Dawson. The jail has an average of 190 inmates in custody on any given day (in all jails combined), and a weekly turnover of 55% of their population. The facility is supervised by 66 staff members. The jail was built in 1997 and can hold more than 144 inmates at any given time. Inmates can have up to a one-hour visit every week, and the visitation schedule can change without much advance notice. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. Visitors to the jail may be required to submit to a background check, and those with warrants are denied visitation.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Dawson County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Dawson County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at .

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Dawson County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Dawson County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Dawson County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Dawson County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Dawson County and other Montana and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Dawson County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Dawson County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Dawson County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Dawson County Jail uses IC Solutions for their Remote Video Visitation services.



In order to visit with your inmate online, you must first register with IC Solutions.
There are three ways to visit remotely with your inmate:
1.    Using your personal computer.
2.    Using the IC Solutions iphone or Android app.
3.    Using the IC Solutions visitation kiosk in the jail lobby.

How it Works
Register or Log in here. 

  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter the facility name.
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Schedule a Visit.

Registering and Scheduling Video Visits Instructions

'Understanding IC Solutions Video Visits' Instructions

Remote Visitation using the IC Solutions app
Download your phone app:
iphone
Android
Instruction for using the IC Solutions app 

Cost of a Remote Video Visit

  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

Video Visitation Rules
Understanding the rules completely are the responsibility of both you and your inmate. Not knowing the rules will NOT be accepted as an excuse if you make a mistake and violate them. Disobeying them could result in being banned from have future visits.
•    Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit may have his/her visiting privileges suspended/terminated.
•    All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
•    All visits must be scheduled 6 hours prior to the appointment or up to 13 days in advance.
•    You must check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
•    Valid picture identification (e.g., driver's license, State I.D., or Military I.D. with picture) is required of all visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 17.  
•    Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an authorized adult visitor.
•    Visitors who 'arrive' after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to visit.
•    Clothing must cover all private/sensitive body areas.
•    The visitation schedule may be canceled or altered on holidays or for safety/security reasons.
•    Dawson County Jail can disconnect, deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.
•    Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will NOT be refunded.
•    Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
•    After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated automatically.

Dawson County Jail uses IC Solutions for their Video Visitation services.



In order to visit with your inmate online, you must first register with IC Solutions.
There are three ways to visit remotely with your inmate:
1.    Using your personal computer.
2.    Using the IC Solutions iphone or Android app.
3.    Using the IC Solutions visitation kiosk in the jail lobby.

How it Works
Register or Log in here. 

  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter the facility name.
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Schedule a Visit.

Registering and Scheduling Video Visits Instructions

'Understanding IC Solutions Video Visits' Instructions

Remote Visitation using the IC Solutions app
Download your phone app:
iphone
Android
Instruction for using the IC Solutions app 

Cost of a Remote Video Visit

  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

Video Visitation Rules
Understanding the rules completely are the responsibility of both you and your inmate. Not knowing the rules will NOT be accepted as an excuse if you make a mistake and violate them. Disobeying them could result in being banned from have future visits.
•    Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit may have his/her visiting privileges suspended/terminated.
•    All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
•    All visits must be scheduled 6 hours prior to the appointment or up to 13 days in advance.
•    You must check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
•    Valid picture identification (e.g., driver's license, State I.D., or Military I.D. with picture) is required of all visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 17.  
•    Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an authorized adult visitor.
•    Visitors who 'arrive' after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to visit.
•    Clothing must cover all private/sensitive body areas.
•    The visitation schedule may be canceled or altered on holidays or for safety/security reasons.
•    Dawson County Jail can disconnect, deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.
•    Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will NOT be refunded.
•    Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
•    After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated automatically.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail?

Dawson County Jail uses IC Solutions for their Remote Video Visitation services.



In order to visit with your inmate online, you must first register with IC Solutions.
There are three ways to visit remotely with your inmate:
1.    Using your personal computer.
2.    Using the IC Solutions iphone or Android app.
3.    Using the IC Solutions visitation kiosk in the jail lobby.

How it Works
Register or Log in here. 

  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter the facility name.
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Schedule a Visit.

Registering and Scheduling Video Visits Instructions

'Understanding IC Solutions Video Visits' Instructions

Remote Visitation using the IC Solutions app
Download your phone app:
iphone
Android
Instruction for using the IC Solutions app 

Cost of a Remote Video Visit

  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

Video Visitation Rules
Understanding the rules completely are the responsibility of both you and your inmate. Not knowing the rules will NOT be accepted as an excuse if you make a mistake and violate them. Disobeying them could result in being banned from have future visits.
•    Any inmate or visitor whose behavior is disruptive during a visit may have his/her visiting privileges suspended/terminated.
•    All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
•    All visits must be scheduled 6 hours prior to the appointment or up to 13 days in advance.
•    You must check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
•    Valid picture identification (e.g., driver's license, State I.D., or Military I.D. with picture) is required of all visitors, with the exception of children under the age of 17.  
•    Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an authorized adult visitor.
•    Visitors who 'arrive' after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to visit.
•    Clothing must cover all private/sensitive body areas.
•    The visitation schedule may be canceled or altered on holidays or for safety/security reasons.
•    Dawson County Jail can disconnect, deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.
•    Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will NOT be refunded.
•    Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
•    After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated automatically.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail?

How Do Inmates in Dawson County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Dawson County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Dawson County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Dawson County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Dawson County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Dawson County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Dawson County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

How Do Inmates in Dawson County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Dawson County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Dawson County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Dawson County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Dawson County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Dawson County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Dawson County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Dawson County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Dawson County?

Dawson McCone Prairie Wibaux Richland
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Search for an Inmate in Dawson County

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