The Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Clackamas County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Clackamas County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Clackamas County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Oregon Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Clackamas County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers. In addition, Clackamas County houses the following juvenile facility: Clackamas County Juvenile Detention Center.
Persons wishing to bail an inmate can do so 24 hours a day -- by going to the Clackamas County jail lobby and notifying the reception deputy they wish to post bail for an inmate. The person posting will be required to have photo ID and fill out a Citizen Bail form. You must have the exact cash amount. The Clackamas County Jail DOES NOT ACCEPT personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, credit cards, debit cards or coins.
Visiting days and times will be as defined in the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division memorandum and directives and may be changed as the need of the Corrections Division prescribes. Visiting may at any time be terminated due to a disturbance within the correctional facility or inmates disruptive behavior or actions. It is the responsibility of the inmate to notify his or her visitors if their visiting times change. The end time of each session is the time that all visits are to be completed. General visiting hours each day are as follows: 8 to 10:30 a.m., 2:30 to 4:30 p.m, and 7 to 9:30 p.m.