Clackamas County Jail: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: An inmate is being arraigned. What time will that occur?
Normally, those lodged in the Clackamas County Jail appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court via video arraignment at 3 p.m. Those not lodged in the jail and ordered to appear in front of a judge will have arraignments at 1:30 p.m.
Q: An inmate was released at court. What time will they be released from the Jail?
Depending on caseload (and the receipt of all the necessary paperwork from the court), an inmate released at arraignment can expect to leave the Jail between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Q: What is the address and phone number for the Public Defender's office in Clackamas County?
Indigent Defense Office
Clackamas County Courts
807 Main Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-655-8643, option 1
Q: How do I contact an inmate's parole and probation officer?
Parole and probation functions are separate from the Jail. For questions concerning parole and probation, call (503) 655-8603.
Q: Does an inmate need money to purchase hygiene items?
No; the jail supplies all hygiene items. It is the policy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to require inmate hygiene in the facility by encouraging personal hygiene among inmates, issuing personal hygiene material, providing for proper hygiene in the facility and by proper disposal of all waste materials. Each inmate is supplied hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, clean linen, toiletries and razors.
Q: Where is the Clackamas County Courthouse and phone number?
The Clackamas County Courthouse is located at 807 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045. The following is a list of phone numbers for state court services in Clackamas County:
- Divorces: (503) 655-8447
- Small Claims: (503) 655-8447
- Traffic Information: (503) 655-8453
- All other cases: (503) 655-8447
- Criminal case information: (503) 650-3036
- Jury information line: (503) 655-8389
- Trial Court Administrator: (503) 655-8670
- Clackamas County District Attorney: (503) 655-8431
Q: I think I have a warrant. Whom do I talk to?
To check for warrants -- or for information on turning yourself in -- call the Warrant Line at (503) 722-6691.
Q: Can I send a message to an inmate?
No. The Clackamas County Jail does not relay messages for inmates -- either in writing or by directing/connecting telephone calls. To communicate with an inmate, you can send a letter via the U.S. Postal Service or wait for an inmate to contact you by telephone.
Q: How do I get to the Clackamas County Jail?
The Clackamas County Jail is located at 2206 Kaen Road in Oregon City.
- From I-205 take Exit 10 –the Park Place/ Molalla exit;
- Travel South on Highway 213;
- Turn right on third traffic signal, which is Beavercreek Road.
- Travel West to Kaen Road and then follow the signs to the Clackamas County Jail.
Q: What type of health care does the Jail provide for inmates?
Clackamas County Jail has a medical department staffed with health-care professionals who meet the same certifications and licensure requirements as health-care professionals providing services to persons not incarcerated. Registered Nurses (RNs) staff the Jail's medical clinic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: Are inmates charged for health-care services?
Yes. A co-pay is charged for inmate-initiated medical services within and without the Jail clinic. Inmates shall accept financial responsibility for health care while in custody of the Clackamas County Jail. However, no inmate will ever be denied emergency medical treatment or health-care needs for serious medical issues based on ability to pay. Co-pays are determined by Jail administration and subject to change.
Q: Can I get information concerning an inmate’s medical problems?
No. It is the policy of the Clackamas County Jail that all information pertaining to an inmate’s healthcare is kept confidential due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. Health-care records are limited to the following:
- Jail medical personnel;
- Other jail personnel, to the extent that the information is needed for the staff member to properly complete required duties;
- Persons for whom a release of information affidavit has been obtained from the inmate;
- Compliance with discovery requirements in preparing to defend inmate-filed litigation; and
- Other circumstances consistent with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) requirements.
Q: An inmate has been sentenced to enter and complete Work Release. Where do I find information about Work Release?
Work Release is a separate function and ran independently from the jail. To contact Work Release, call (503) 655-8262 or visit their Web site.