The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office operates two corrections facilities, the Multnomah County Detention Center, located inside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland, and Inverness Jail, located in Northeast Portland. The Detention Center also serves as the county’s booking and release location.
More than 400 sworn and civilian staff support the Corrections Facilities and Corrections Services Divisions. Staff provide much more than safety and security to adults in custody. Corrections deputies provide direct supervision in housing modules and actively engage with adults in custody, providing direction and serving as a resource for those with questions and concerns. The jail facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Corrections serves a critical role in public safety, ensuring adults in custody are secure and safe as they work through the adjudication process. Those in custody are members of our larger community. The Sheriff’s Office approaches every interaction with professionalism and respect, and as an opportunity to help every person prepare for a successful reentry into the community upon release.
How do I find out if someone is in jail in Multnomah County?
There are two options for accessing this information:
A comprehensive Visitor's Guide is available for your convenience.
All social visits are subject to change or cancellation based on the needs of the facility. Please call our facilities before your visit to learn of any changes.
Inverness Jail (MCIJ)
Family and friends can visit inmates using an optional Video Visitation Program available in certain housing dorms. Details of the program, including which dorms currently offer this feature, can be found in our comprehensive Visitor's Guide. You can also read a brochure published by the visitation service provider that provides additional information.
Video visits are available seven days a week, excluding holidays, and are facilitated through Securus Technologies. A complete schedule of available times for each facility can be found on their website.
To post bail, call (503) 988-3689 for instructions. Self-bail can be posted through TouchPay Online (MCSO Facility #297204). Bail posted in person is only available at the Multnomah County Justice Center lobby from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
How do I deposit money into an inmate's account?
Deposits can be made to an inmate's trust account in any of the following ways:
A guide listing answers to common questions related to these topics is available for your convenience.
Additionally, here are instructions for how to properly address mailings to adults in custody.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and wish to be contacted before the offender is released from jail, you can fill out and send us a Notification Request.
You can use the resource VINELink, an online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), that allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
PREA is the Prison Rape Elimination Act that was signed into law in 2003. PREA requires zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our custody. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office believes in the prevention of sexual abuse through education and monitoring of staff and inmate behavior. Prevention, detection, and reduction of incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment is one of our top priorities. Inmates and staff will be held accountable for their actions when they violate this policy.
Press Release - PREA Compliance
See all previous PREA Annual Reports here