First Group of DOC Inmates Transported to Arizona Correctional Facility


November 22, 2023

DEER LODGE – Thirty Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates were transported to Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona Tuesday as part of an effort to relieve overcrowding pressure at Montana State Prison (MSP). In total, 120 inmates will be moved to the facility.

“This first transfer of inmates to the correctional facility in Eloy, Arizona went smoothly thanks to the hard work of everyone involved,” said DOC Director Brian Gookin. “By freeing up this space at MSP, the DOC can more effectively manage inmate populations in our facilities and jails around the state, better ens...

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