****** PUBLIC VISITING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED SINCE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BEGAN. BEGINNING AUGUST 20, 2022, LIMITED WEEKLY PUBLIC VISITING WILL RESUME AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR MODIFICATION WITHOUT NOTICE. WE WILL KEEP THE AIC POPULATION UPDATED. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS WE ATTEMPT TO INSTITUTE FAMILY VISITING******
All public visits will be scheduled by the Adult In Custody (AIC) requesting the visit. The AIC 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.
AIC 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
AICs limited visiting will take place one (1) time per week as time and space allows. Please see the current visitation schedule below.
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:
AICs have the right to refuse any visit, however that right should be exercised prior to visiting time.
All AICs 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
(Tentatively effective August 20, 2022)
A-Pod 9:00am -10:00am
J-Pod 2:00pm -3:30pm
CT 1-6 8:30am-10:00am
CL 1-6 10:00am -11:30am
BT-3 8:30pm - 9:00pm
BL-4 9:00pm -9:30pm
D-Pod 9:00am -10:30am
BT-4 8:00pm - 8:30pm
BL-2 8:30pm -9:00pm
BT-1 8:00pm- 8:30pm
BL-1 8:30 - 9:00pm
F-Pod 8:30am -9:30am
BL-3 8:00pm -8:30pm
BT -2 8:00pm -8:30pm
K-Pod 8:30am -9:30am
E-Pod 9:30am -11:30am
I-Pod 2:00pm - 3:30pm
C-Pod Visiting (Mondays):
CT 1-6 0830am -1000am
CL 1-6 10:00am -11:30am
*** B-Pod & C-Pod Visiting times are cell-specific.
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.