Carter County Jail Inmate Search

May 2022

Carter County Jail is a minimum security jail which falls under jurisdiction of Carter, MT. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs in Carter County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, until they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmates on temporary hold, typically serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Carter County Jail are convicted for misdemeanor offenses like driving under the influence, fighting/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 meals daily, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Location

214 Park Street PO Box 323
Ekalaka, Montana 59324

County

Carter County

Phone Number

Contact Email

[email protected]

Facility Type

County Jail

Fax Number

406-775-6743

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I find out if someone is currently detained at Carter County Jail?

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Carter County Jail?

Q. What are the visitation rules of Carter County Jail?

Carter County Jail Visitation Hours

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Map & Directions for Carter County Jail

More Information

The Carter County jail has had its share of the normal criminals that one would expect in a western jail. Considering the location, which is perfect for raising cattle, the town of Ekalaka would make for a good John Wayne movie. Cattle rustlers and horse thieves filled the cells in the early days. The guys inside the saloons would have to sleep off a night of binge drinking. The Army came through for tasks related to the frontier and they most likely needed to put up people that had caused them issues. To picture it all, pick a John Ford western and you see the kind of county it was.

The most famous residents of the jail, even if a couple of them might bring an argument is the Exelby gang. From 1877 to 1884, these cattle rustlers had a reign of crime that would make a good chapter in any history book. The head of the gang, George Exelby, was even used for a villain in a play written in 1891, even though it was set in Canada. The years they were active included shoot outs and jail time for the members of the gang. It culminated in the shootout in Stoneville in 1884.

One of the members of the gang was Henry “Billy the Kid” McCarty. Part of the controversy comes in the fact that him being in Montana is not talked about in many biographies. He is said to have died in New Mexico in 1881. Bronco Charlie is another one that might be hard on people, as he had a history of doing the right thing, even fighting in World War 1 in his sixties.. The rest of the gang were known to be criminals, though.