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Jail Tours

Jail tours provide students of the criminal justice system, members of the media, professional groups, and the public access to Clackamas County Jail, helping them understand the complexities of operating the facility.

Scheduling a Tour

Jail yardJail tours are limited to times when prisoner privacy can be reasonably assured -- with security being the most important consideration.

Tours will not be scheduled during meal times, or at times when large numbers of inmates are being transported either to or from other institutions or courts. Young persons who are not likely to benefit from a Jail tour shall not be included in any group traveling beyond the control room of the Jail.

If you are interested in a group tour, please contact Deputy Corey Smith at (503) 722-6170.

Tours must be scheduled at least 10 days in advance, and are limited to 15 people at a time.

Tour Details

The Corrections Deputy conducting the tour will introduce him- or herself to the tour group. The tour introduction includes a handout outlining Jail facts, functions and statistics.

After the presentation, the tour group will be escorted through the facility to see the various areas and functions of the Jail and receive more in-depth information on the Jail's role in the community.

The tour lasts approximately one hour. Total time for the presentation and tour is approximately one-and-a-half hours.

Age Restriction

The Corrections Deputy determines whether or not a member of the tour is old enough to benefit from a tour of the Jail beyond the sally port. As a general rule, a person 12 years old or younger would not benefit from a tour.

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