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Preferred Provider

Alternatives, Inc.

In 1984 Alternatives, Inc started the Beta Alternatives Program working with Yellowstone County to offer alternatives to jail placement for indigent offenders and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses. Today Beta Alternative offers a wide range of community based correctional programs in Yellowstone, Carbon, and Stillwater Counties serving over 6,000 clients annually and employs 14 persons in the program.

Jail Alternatives are supervision and treatment services designed to reduce jail overcrowding, teach responsibility, keep indigent offenders out of jail, permit non-dangerous offenders to retain employment, and to save taxpayer money.

Alternatives, Inc. is a leader in community corrections and re-entry strategies for offenders returning to the community. Our mission: We promote public safety and challenge offenders to become responsible productive citizens.


Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

SCRAM Remote Breath®

Remote Alcohol Breath Testing


GPS Location Monitoring

SCRAM House Arrest®

House Arrest Monitoring

SCRAM TouchPoint®

Smartphone-based Client Engagement

Products Offered

Jurisdiction (56 counties served)

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Billings Main Office

2120 3rd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-256-3501
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Stillwater Alternatives

400 East 3rd Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019
Phone: 406-322-4121

Carbon Alternatives

10 South Oakes Avenues
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: 406-446-1675