Corrections Facility

The Umatilla County Correctional Facility is a state-of-the-art 252-bed facility which enables us to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environmJail Control Panelent that safeguards the life, health, and safety of staff and inmates.  

Our staff must be certified through the State of Oregon and maintain 40 hours of training per year thereafter. They are highly motivated individuals and maintain a safe and secure facility. We have 24 full-time staff that work 12-hour shifts, and 9 support staff. Our annual intake and release average is 4,500 inmates. That, combined with all our programs, keeps us very busy. 
Photo taken by Dave Good

Statistics


2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Matrixed 2,259
1,365
2,461
1,707
1,404
1,346
Released by Courts 585
859
496
488
560
611
Time Served 509
883
603
756
977
1,006
36 hr Released
(Federal Law)
236
485
226
242
343
332
Bailed Out
176
312
201
163
254
224
Booked In
4,590 4,646
4,725 4,325 4,475 4,273
Released
4,610
4,680
4,639
4,314
4,474
4,273
               

Inmate Phones System

Inmate PhoneThis facility’s inmate phone system is provided by TelmateOnly inmates may initiate phone calls. If you wish to contact an inmate, your options are to call and leave the inmate a voicemail (up to 3 minutes), write a letter, or visit the inmate during official visitation hours.


Phone Calls

To call you, an inmate simply dials your phone number. When receiving a call, you should first hear an announcement from an automated operating, such as “You are receiving a call from [inmate name], an inmate at [facility name]. Press one (1) to accept.”
If the inmate has no calling funds, and is calling you for the first time, the call will be free for a brief period of time (often less than a minute). This is to allow the inmate to inform you of where he or she is, and to explain how calls work from this facility. After this short call, the inmate will be placed on hold and you will be presented to opportunity to:

  1. Pay (via credit card) to continue the current call
  2. Deposit funds for the inmate to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to make future calls to any number.
  3. Deposit funds to your own phone number to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to call your number in the future, but the funds will not be available for calling other numbers.

You may also deposit funds:

Browser
Via the Web

Make deposits via the Web, from Telmate’s Web site at pay.telmate.com.

Smartphone
Over the Phone

Make deposits over the phone by calling Telmate toll-free at 1-866-516-0115. Telmate’s US-based bi-lingual customer service representatives are available 24/7.

Kiosk
At a Lobby Kiosk

Make cash or credit card deposits from a Telmate deposit kiosk. A Telmate kiosk is located in the lobby of this facility.

Voicemail

To leave a voicemail for an inmate, Friends and family can now leave inmates a voice mail message up to 3 minutes for about $1.25 (may vary slightly). Just call 1-866-516-0115 and follow the prompts.

Block Future Calls

If you do not wish to receive calls from inmates, you may call 1-866-516-0115 (from a phone attached to the number that you wish to have blocked). A live operator will help prevent inmates from being able to call the number in the future.

 

 

Programs/Education

Jail Class Room The Administration, being proactive, has developed several new programs, such as In-patient Alcohol Drug Treatment, Anger Management Programs, GED and religious services are available for inmates.

The Umatilla County Correctional Facility partnered with area schools to create two different types of tours for high school students.  One is a Youth Outreach Program that allows teenagers with Minor In Possession (MIP) convictions to come and speak with the Alcohol and Drug class. The other is a Leadership Program which includes tours for teenagers with future career interests.

Photo taken by Dave Good

Inmate Mail Policy and Procedures

It is the policy of the Umatilla County Sheriff to assure that inmates confined to the Umatilla County Jail (UCJ) may send and receive mail, consistent with the safety and security of the facility, and consistent with the inmates' constitutional rights.  It also is the policy of the Umatilla County Sheriff that there shall be clear standards and procedures for the processing of inmate mail which assure the safety and security of the facility, and the protection of the inmates.

Inmate Visitation Policy and Procedures

Jail Visiting Room

The Umatilla County Correctional Facility encourages productive relationships between families and inmates and sees inmate visitation as a positive means to strengthen ties and increase the likelihood of success upon release.  Visiting is an integral component of facility management, inmate rehabilitation and community safety.  Visiting can improve public safety, encourage family relationships and reduce the risk of future criminal behavior.

Photo taken by Dave Good

Visiting days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
EXCLUDING ALL HOLIDAYS.

Female inmate visits
7:30 - 8:00 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Male inmate visits  
8:30 - 9:30 am
10:00 - 10:30 am
1:00 - 1:30 pm
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Please call Jail Reception at 541-966-3632 to schedule an inmate visit

To view a copy of Umatilla County Jails Visitation Policy and Procedures, please click on the following link:
Umatilla County Correction Division Policy & Procedures for Inmate Visitation

Awards

Jail Administrator Lieutenant Stewart Harp was awarded the honor of being selected as the Jail Commander of the year by the Oregon State Jail Command Council.  The award was bestowed at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA) Annual Conference in Bend on December 10th 2008 and was presented by OSSA President Mitch Southwick.  That honor was also recognized and acknowledged by the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners at a public meeting held in January 2009.Harp and Trumbo

Sheriff Trumbo, in the nomination letter he sent to the Council, "noted t hat Stewart was selected to his position as Jail Administrator in October of 2007 and immediat ely made an impact by taking on the challenge of balancing a budget that was severely stressed due to unanticipated expenses from contract negotiations, not to mention increased food and medica

l costs," stated Sheriff Trumbo.

Lt. Harp has also overcome significant challenges with hiring and retaining qualified employees in the jail.  "For the first time in recent history the Umatilla County Jail is fully staffed with Certified Corrections Officers.  I think it's fair to say that the excellent working environment created, the attention to detail that is required, and his support of the line officers has led to the success we share," the Sheriff noted.  The letter goes on to say, "In fact, the staff is discussing raising our self imposed inmate cap because they feel with the quality and attitude of the line staff, they can do more with less.

That attitude and quality was tested recently when the Jail lost the services of a 12 year Sergeant and a 30 year veteran who retired, leaving a huge hole in the supervisory ranks.  Because Lt. Harp had previously identified the best and brightest, the jail never skipped a beat in the transition," stated the Sheriff.

Links

American Correctional Association

Oregon State Sheriff's Association

American Jail Association

VINELink - Victims Information Network Everyday - VINELink is an on-line resource that allows you to search for information regarding an offender's current custody status.  It is provided by the Oregon Department of Corrections and Oregon Department of Justice in cooperation with the Oregon Sheriffs' Association and the Oregon Youth Authority.  You may also register to be notified automatically when an offender is released, transferred, escapes, dies or has a change in parole or probation status. The Oregon VINE Service is provided to you in an effort to help keep the public safe and informed.  Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection.  If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.

* Photographs taking by Umatilla County Sheriff's Office Evidence Techician Dave Good