Visiting Offenders at Treasure State Correctional Training Center
Attorney visits are to be scheduled in advance with the Correctional Manager in accordance with the needs of the facility.
A confidential visiting area will be provided under the general supervision of staff, who will be able to observe the conduct of the visit without monitoring the discussion.
If approved for a visit on a day other than regularly scheduled Sunday visiting day, the attorney may travel to the facility in their personal vehicle in lieu of escort.
The attorney/legal representative will be treated the same as any other visitor and will be required to follow the same visiting procedures.
Attorneys are only allowed to bring in things that pertain to the offender's legal visit. Brief cases will be opened and visually inspected. Attorneys should disclose if there are legal documents that the offender must sign.
While it is expected to be rare, special visits by otherwise unapproved visitors, extended visits, or visits on non-visiting days may be approved by the Superintendent. Special visits may include, but are not limited to, prospective employers, release sponsors, or parole advisors.
Visiting rules and approval of visitors for graduation have the following exceptions:
- Graduations are conducted on specified Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., and take place in the Multi-Purpose Room.
- Visitors for graduation are limited to immediate family, must be pre-approved through the Administration Office (406) 846-1320 ext. 2100 on the Thursday or Friday before graduation, and are limited to four (4) visitors per offender.
- On the day of graduation, visitors are to arrive at the Montana State Prison Check Point no later than 8:45 a.m., escorted by staff in a CTC vehicle to the facility, and allowed a 45 minute visit with the graduating offender prior to the ceremony.
- Visitors are asked to bring one change of clothing for the graduating offender.
- Visitors are permitted to bring cameras to take photographs or to video record the ceremony.
Offenders in locked cells or on medical restrictions will not be allowed visits.
A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended under the following circumstances.
- A visitor is under the influence of mood altering chemicals.
- There is insufficient space in the visiting room/area.
- A visitor refuses to submit to search procedures.
- Avisitor refuses or fails to produce sufficient picture identification, or falsifies identifying information.
- There is a violation of facility/program rules by a visitor or offender.
- A visitor/offender fails to prevent children from disturbing others in the visiting area.
- Inappropriate displays of affection, sexually inappropriate behavior, or inappropriate dress.
- Conduct of conditions deemed by the visit supeervisorto be disruptive to visiting operations or to the secure and orderly operationof the facility.
- A visitor or other person is found to be conveying contraband, is disruptive during the visiting process, or may be disruptive if admitted.