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 environment 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 32 full-time staff that work 12-hour shifts, and 19 support staff. Our annual intake and release average is 4,383 inmates. That, combined with all our programs, keeps us very busy.


Year Bookins Releases Time Served 36 Hour Rule Court Release Overcrowding Release Bail Posted Release
2005 4590 4610 509 236 585 2259 176
2006 4646 4680 883 485 589 1365 312
2007 4725 4639 603 226 496 2491 201
2008 4325 4314 786 242 188 1707 163
2009 4475 4474 977 343 560 1404 254
2010 4273 4273 1006 332 611 1346 224
2011 NA NA NA NA NA 919 NA
2012 NA NA NA NA NA 1152 NA
2013 4491 4462 1298 557 958 511 380
2014 4186 4185 1529 633 860 40 414
2015 4473 4453 1454 523 910 323 495
2016 4604 4570 1394 390 904 683 521
2017 5051 5048 1333 367 947 1337 389

Inmate Phones System

This facility’s inmate phone system is provided by Telmate. Only 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:

Via the Web

Make deposits via the Web, from Telmate’s Web site at

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.

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.


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.

Inmate Tablets

The jail has implemented tablets into each dorm. The tablets are provided by Telemate. Inmates can now send and receive messages and pictures from approved contacts. Inmates have access to music, movies, books and online training resources. For any questions or assistance in setting up an account or depositing funds you can call 1-866-516-0115 or visit


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

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
Visits may be scheduled up to one week in advance and must be scheduled with the Jail Reception office during regular business hours.
Business hours for the Jail Reception office are:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, and 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Female inmate visits
10:00 am - 10:30 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Male inmate visits
7:30 - 8:00 am
8:30 - 9:30 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


Jail Administrator Captain 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.

Sheriff Trumbo, in the nomination letter he sent to the Council, "noted that Stewart was selected to his position as Jail Administrator in October of 2007 and immediately 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 medical costs," stated Sheriff Trumbo.

Cpt. 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 Cpt. Harp had previously identified the best and brightest, the jail never skipped a beat in the transition," stated the Sheriff.

Court Security

The Umatilla County Courthouse in Pendleton and the Stafford Hansell Government Center in Hermiston are the homes of the State Circuit Courts, Board of Commissioner’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and many other vital county departments. Each day, in addition the numerous county and state employees who work in these locations, many of our citizens also visit these buildings to conduct their business. The Sheriff's Office, through its Court Security and Transport Unit (CSTU) works to ensure the safety, security and protection of all persons within the Umatilla County court system.

If you have been to court, you probably noticed that there are uniformed deputies in the building at all times. They work daily to maintain order in the courtrooms and to protect judges, their staff, jury members, and all participants in the proceedings. Often this means intercepting and removing individuals or items that could pose a threat to the peace, order, and integrity of the court.

The court security and transport program is also responsible for safely moving defendants between the jail and the courthouse as needed for court appearances. There are seven Umatilla County courtrooms (in two different cities) and the county jail can hold over 250 inmates at any given time. Some of these inmates are awaiting court appearances and others are serving local jail sentences. It takes tremendous coordination among court staff, court security staff, and regular jail staff to transport so many defendants from the jail at the right times to the right places for their hearings. Ensuring these functions run smoothly and safely is the responsibility of the Sheriff’s CSTU.

This unit is also responsible for transporting inmates to and from the Oregon State Hospital and for other medical services not offered in the jail. They also move inmates to and from other jails and detention facilities. Next time you visit the Umatilla County Courthouse(s), take a look around for our deputies. You can relax knowing that the Court Security and Transport Unit is working hard to protect the integrity of the courts and to ensure that you have a safe visit.


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 taken by Dave Good