State-level inmate transportation policies, contracts, and invoices (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Montana.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Montana Public Records Act, Article II, § 9, I hereby request the following records:

• Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or associated materials regarding the transportation and extradition of prisoners under the jurisdiction of this agency. If such materials exist for both the transportation of prisoners within this agency's jurisdiction and transportation of prisoners to locations outside of this agency's jurisdiction and these materials differ, provision of all would be greatly appreciated.

• Any and all contracts—as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, or other such additional materials—intergovernmental services agreements, and any other agreements regarding the transportation (of any type and length) of prisoners in the custody of this agency.

• For any transportation provided by a company, agency, or other entity that is not this agency, please provide all invoices for services, as well as any and all agreements (including supplemental elements) under which such services were provided

Further clarification can be provided upon request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl Lipton

From: Beck, Judy

Offender transportation – Montana Department of Corrections

Inmate transportation
Montana State Prison (MSP) has its own internal transportation section, which also picks up parole violators in other states as needed. MSP has used the Federal Air Transport, but only in unique circumstances. The secure contract facilities also assist when needed.

The Probation and Parole Division has a contract with CCCS for local transports to/from prerelease centers, NEXUS and WATCh (treatment centers):

• CCCS Transportation (COR14-2857A)<>

• CCCS Transportation (10-056-ACCD)<>

MDOC posts all of our contracts are online.

DOC 3.1.12 Offender Escort and Transport<>

Judy Beck
Director of Communications
Montana Department of Corrections

From: Beck, Judy

Ms. Beryl Lipton:

In response to your FOI request, attached are the lists of fugitive transport for SFY 2014, SFY 2015, and SFY 2016. Based on those lists, the total payments for each state fiscal year are as follow:

SFY 2014 = $163,345.09
SFY 2015 = $141,689.11
SFY 2016 = $134,186.48

Judy Beck
Director of Communications
Montana Department of Corrections