Clackamas County Jail – Oregon City, OR

Clackamas County Jail is in Clackamas County, OR and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know someone at Clackamas County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Clackamas County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Clackamas County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Clackamas County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the info you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clackamas County Jail
2206 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (503) 722-6777
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Clackamas County Jail you should click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Clackamas County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you should check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Clackamas County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Clackamas County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Clackamas County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Clackamas County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Clackamas County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (503) 722-6777

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read by the jail officers, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Clackamas County Jail:

Clackamas County Jail
2206 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clackamas County Jail
2206 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045


The inmate mail policy at Clackamas County Jail changes often, so double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Clackamas County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clackamas County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are maintained at the Clackamas County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Clackamas County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Clackamas County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Clackamas County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not see the street address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Clackamas County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Clackamas County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Clackamas County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clackamas County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Clackamas County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Clackamas County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clackamas County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to inmates at Clackamas County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the the Clackamas County Jail website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clackamas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clackamas County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Clackamas County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Clackamas County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Clackamas County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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