This emergency petition calls on the Montana Supreme Court to release non-dangerous prisoners with disabilities and others, limit the number of people taken and in custody, require lower courts to suspend minor infration detentions, and encourage prosecutors and police to exercise discretion due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 8th amendment, 14th amendment, and Montana Constitutional grounds. Unfortunately, the Court denied our petition.


Alex Rate, Justin Stalpes - Beck, Amsden and Stalpes

Date filed

April 1, 2020


Montana Supreme Court



Case number

OP 20-0189