Correctional Facilities

The Montana Department of Corrections operates several facilities that incorporate food production and processing in their education and rehabilitation programs, while many more are just beginning garden and greenhouse projects.

The Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge has a 35,000 acre farm and ranch that historically provided all food for the self-sustaining facility.  Today, that land is worked by minimum custody inmates and helps provide food for the 1,300 adult male residents at the prison.

The Montana Women’s Prison in Billings has big plans for food production as their greenhouse construction was completed in October 2012 (see article here).

Learn more about these programs on the Farm to Prison Directory, based on survey results in 2013:

Montana Farm to Prison 2013

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