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How to Visit the Jail

Social Visiting

Visits must be scheduled in advance over the telephone at 541-766-6866 between the hours of 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. daily.

Scheduled Social Visiting Hours
Monday thru Thursday
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No Visiting8 a.m. – 11 a.m.8 a.m. – 11 a.m. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
No VisitingNo Visiting 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Benton County Oregon Jail Visting hours

Visitation Rules

Benton County Jail
  • To be eligible for visits Adults in Custody (AIC) must have completed the AIC orientation and classification process.
  • AICs must submit a Visitor List which includes the full name, date of birth, address, and phone number of the person(s) he or she wishes to visit. Additions to an AIC’s visitor list must originate with the AIC and jail staff will not make such additions.
  • Visitor lists are screened and eligibility for visits is either approved or denied based on the perspective visitor’s criminal history or conduct during prior incarcerations or visits to the jail.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian unless legal verification of marriage to the AIC being visited is provided. Minor children of an AIC may visit when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • All visitors must provide current valid photo identification evidencing date of birth and proof of identity.
  • No personal belongings are allowed in the visiting areas. CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VISITING AREA
  • Visitors may be subjected to searches at any time in accordance with policy.
  • Visitors must wear conventional clothing which in the judgment of jail personnel is not unduly suggestive and does not resemble AIC attire, for example:
  • No mini skirts or excessively short shorts
  • No spandex type clothing
  • No see-through clothing of any kind
  • No low cut blouses or shirts
  • No bare mid rifts
  • Any visitor who displays signs of intoxication of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted access to the jail.
  • Adults or children creating a disturbance in the visiting area may have their visit terminated and be required to leave the jail.
  • All visits with family and friends are scheduled in advance on a “first-come, first-served” basis with a minimum of 2 hours prior notification.
  • Visits are limited to 30 minutes per visit. Each adult in custody is allowed only one visit per day and the number of visits per week depends on the AIC’s classification level

Professional Visiting

Professional visits do not require appointments, but we do encourage appointments of our visiting rooms when possible. Tuesdays and Thursdays have been reserved for professional visiting only.

These rooms are strictly for use by attorneys and other professionals such as ministers and counselors, to meet with inmates in a manner that maintains jail safety, security, good order, and meets legal requirements. Professional representatives are screened before being allowed to use these rooms for visits.

Professional visitors are encouraged to download, read, and sign the disclosure forms below ahead of time and hand them in to the deputy. They will be kept on file for future visits.

Contract Beds and Transporting Inmates

Jail Transportation

Once Adults in Custody (AIC) complete the orientation process the inmates can be transported to any contract bed facilities in Linn County and Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR). With the current facility (40 beds) and the contract beds, BCSO can handle around 80 AICs.

Transporting AICs is obviously time-consuming, and it is costing Benton County one million dollars a year in just transport money.

That does not include gas and the transport deputies pay. Over the last couple of years, transport deputies have traveled an average of about 18,000 miles annually.

Although most AICs housed in the contract facilities are transported on set days during the week, there are multiple occasions where we make special transports to McMinnville, and Albany.

Rules for AICs Held in Contract Facilities

Adults in Custody held at contract facilities are under that facilities rules and regulations. It is highly encouraged to know what facility the AIC you’re trying to contact is being held, for each jail facility has its own rules and regulations that must be obeyed.

Visitation in Our Contract Facilities

See the procedures for the contract facility you are visiting:

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