Montana Correctional Enterprises Canteen
The Canteen supplies items for the Montana State Prison, Montana Women’s Prison, Dawson County Correctional Facility, and the Elkhorn Treatment Center resident populations. Items range from snack food to clothing to electronic items and much more.
Thirteen inmates and three inmate clerks work Monday thru Friday picking, bagging, and sealing the ordered commissary in clear plastic bags. MCE Canteen (Commissary) has the ability to supply security minded items to pre-trial detainees, inmates and persons in secure facilities. Inmate purchases produce revenue of approximately $100,000 each month.
All Canteen items are approved by MSP and MCE Administrators, Security Major and Unit Managers. A percentage of net profits are returned to the Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) to be utilized for inmate functions, including release assistance, and family day events.