****** ALL PUBLIC VISITING FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. WE WILL NOTIFY THE INMATES WHEN VISITING FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS RESUMES******
All public visits will be scheduled by the Inmate requesting the visit. The inmate must contact prospective visitors by phone or mail, and determine an acceptable visiting date. Time slots may be used on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors are encouraged to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to sign in. If all of the slots are taken for that time frame they can either wait till the next times start for that pod, if it is available, or return on another day. Visits will start on the hour and half hour. Authorized visitors shall be members from the inmates family, and friends age 18 and older. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Inmate visitation is a privilege and while the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office encourages visitation, that privilege must be regulated to protect the needs of the entire jail operation. The amount of time allotted for visitation is based upon the classification and status of each inmate.
Additional rules for inmate visitation can be found HERE
All inmates will be allowed a maximum of two thirty (30) minute visits per seven (7) day period (Sunday through Saturday), as time and space allows. Inmates assigned to Disciplinary Segregation will not be allowed visitation privileges.
Inmates not yet assigned to a housing unit or who are housed in the pre-classification unit, will not be allowed public visitation. Inmates serving a sentence of seventy-two hours(72) or less will not be allowed public visitation.
Due to space limitations, acceptable visiting combinations are limited to:
Inmates have the right to refuse any visit, however that right should be exercised prior to visiting time.
All inmates wishing to receive public visits must establish a visiting list of not more than five (5) people. Persons not on the approved list will not be allowed to visit. The minimum information required for each person to be considered for visiting will be:
WARNING: Intentionally introducing contraband into a correctional facility is a FELONY under Oregon Law. Persons smuggling weapons, drugs, tobacco or any other prohibited item into the correctional facility are subject to prosecution. (ORS 162.185)
Daily Visitation Schedule
(effective February 14, 2018)
B-Pod Visitation Schedule:
BT1 Monday 1900-1930 Thursday 1930-2000
BL1 Monday 1930-2000 Thursday 2000-2030
BT3 Monday 2000-2030 Thursday 1900-1930
BT2 Tuesday 1800- 1830 Saturday 1930-2000
BL2 Tuesday 1900-1930 Saturday 1900-1930
BT4 Tuesday 1830-1900 Saturday 2000-2030
BL3 Wednesday 1930-2000 Sunday 2000-2030
BL4 Wednesday 1900-1930 Sunday 1930-2000
C-Pod Visiting (Mondays and Wednesdays):
CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION regarding C-Pod Visiting on Mondays and Fridays. Actual Visiting times are cell-specific--you must call the jail at (503) 366-4630 for specific visiting times in C-Pod.
Inmates shall be given the opportunity to visit their attorneys at reasonable times, consistent with the safety and security of the facility. All visits will be scheduled by the attorney.
Clergy visits will be handled the same as a regular visit. The inmate must have your full name and DOB to sign to sign you up for visiting. You will then be allowed to visit that inmate on the inmates normal visiting hours for the pod that the inmate is assigned to.