Jackson County Community Corrections

State Probation and Parole

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
Address
1101 W Main St Ste 101, Medford, OR 97501
County
Jackson
Security Level
Administration - no inmates
Phone
541-774-4900
Fax
541-774-4997
Email
StokesAE@jacksoncounty.org
Facility Type
Adult

Jackson County Community Corrections basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 541-774-4900

This facility is for adult inmates.

Adult Supervision Services consists of monitoring the behavior and movement of offenders in the community to ensure compliance with the conditions of the releasing authority.

Jackson County Community Justice currently employs 21 full time Parole/Probation Officers who supervise approximately 1750 felony offenders.

All Adult Parole/Probation Officers attend the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Academy and are certified through the State of Oregon. A Parole/Probation Officer Duties include:

  • Conducting unscheduled / unannounced contacts with the offenders in their home environments, places of employment, and other community locations;
  • Conduct searches when indicated;
  • Conduct office visits.

Other duties include:

  • Gathering information from collateral sources;
  • Participating and being available to law enforcement agencies;
  • Being a physical presence in the community to aid in the deterrence of criminal conduct;
  • Being a resource to the community and enhancing public safety through community notification;
  • Reporting to the releasing authorities, to include the Courts, Parole Board and the Local Supervisory Authority;
  • Recommend appropriate sanctions and terminations.

The Adult Services Division has embraced Evidence Based Practices (EBP) in its mission to deliver supervision service to our offender population. Adult Services use detailed offender assessments, interactive motivational interviewing, and the use of appropriate sanctions and services to reduce risk and promote offender change.

Our field supervision caseload is divided and organized into specific supervision units that are further divided by geographic regions within the county.

Sex Offender Unit - Supervise sexual offenders in Jackson County through a nationally recognized model.

Domestic Violence Unit - Supervise offenders who have committed Domestic Violence crimes, in collaboration with treatment agencies and community partners.

Reduced Supervision Unit - Lower level supervision for offenders who pose less of a risk to re-offend.

Home Detention

Jackson County Community Justice’s Home Detention Program is a sentencing and sanctioning alternative which provides low risk offenders the opportunity to serve their jail sentence in the community, allowing them to continue their employment and/or treatment. Home Detention is a resource that can be used in lieu of jail incarceration for all sentenced criminal matters.

The Home Detention program requires the offender complete an application at which point an interview will be conducted to determine if the applicant is appropriate for this level of custody. Some, but not all of the factors that may disqualify an applicant from this program are:

  • Untreated sex offenses;
  • Past non-payment of program or supervision fees;
  • Past Home Detention Program failure;
  • Applicants on formal supervision without the approval of their probation officer;
  • No land line telephone or an inappropriate residence;
  • Failure to keep scheduled appointments and/or follow directives of Home Detention personnel;
  • Reporting for interview or start-up under the influence of alcohol or drugs;

Anyone who has been sentenced to the Jackson County Supervisory Authority can apply for Home Detention. Eligible offenders are monitored electronically for compliance with an ankle bracelet or a voice verification system. Strict guidelines are enforced as to the offenders whereabouts, prohibited activities and curfew.

This program is critical to providing sanctions for probation violations and court sentences as an alternative to Jail. It is the practice of Jackson County Community Justice to look for alternative sanctions that help to rehabilitate the offender and yet still maintain community safety.

Home Detention Fees:

A non-refundable $30.00 application fee is required of all applicants. If accepted into the program, the offender will be assessed a $30.00 per day monitoring fee (subject to change). Violation fee of $135.00.

Sentences less than 15 days require payment in full on the first day of the custody. Sentences of 15 days or more are subject to a payment plan designed by the Home Detention Community Justice Officer.

Home Detention Program Hours:

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Home Detention Program Contact:

Anna Stokes, Community Justice Officer
541-774-4978
StokesAE@jacksoncounty.org

Home Detention Paperwork:

**The applicant must be in possession of a sentencing order(s) for the custody that will be considered for Home Detention.

HMDT Application

HMDT Conditions

Community Justice is an important balance of community safety, offender accountability and offender competency development. Balance in juvenile justice is achieved when all three components are addressed.

Changing criminal behavior is most effective with the use of evidenced-based practices and programs that cause offenders to take responsibility for their criminal behavior and for the harm they have done to victims.

Community Safety

Citizens have a right to live in a safe and healthy community and must be protected during the time an offender is under juvenile justice supervision. To assist with this supervision a range of interventions appropriate to the varying risks presented by offenders will be used. These interventions will focus on both appropriate responses to the present criminal behavior and to moving the offender toward healthy, pro-social community membership. Community safety cannot be achieved without meaningful accountability for the harms already caused and the transformation of criminal thinking and behavior for the prevention of future harms.

Accountability

Criminal behavior affects and harms individuals and the community. Criminal behavior creates an obligation on the part of the offender to make amends to those they have harmed. The offender must meaningfully address this obligation through personal actions. Community Justice should ensure its resources are being directed toward holding offenders accountable for their criminal behavior and the harm they have caused. Offenders should be provided opportunities to make amends and repair the harm in ways that are meaningful to those impacted by the criminal behavior.

Accountability also involves the offender taking steps toward becoming a positive citizen. The community must play an active role in assisting this growth by providing opportunities for the integration of offenders into the fabric of the community as offenders take responsibility for their actions and seek to make amends.

Competency Development

Offenders should leave the justice system more capable of being positive, contributing members of the community than when they entered the system. Rather than simply receiving treatment and services aimed at suppressing problem behavior, offenders should make measurable improvements in their ability to function as productive, responsible citizens.

To assist offenders and their families a wide range of educational, skill building, treatment and intervention resources that are age, gender and culturally appropriate, and focus on evidence based practices and programming will be utilized.

Community Service

The Community Service Program is the longest running program in the department. The mission is to ensure that offenders are afforded the opportunity to complete community service obligations in a productive environment and provide meaningful restitution to the citizens of Jackson County. The Community Service Program is responsible for placement and monitoring of offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service work. Offenders can also work off fines, if agreed to by the court. Community Service is also used as a sanction by both the courts and the Parole/Probation officers.

Currently, there are approximately 25 work sites in Jackson County that are available for client placement if deemed appropriate. The Community Service program also offers a work crew that operates three days a week from the Community Justice building. The work crew offers assistance to other county departments with landscape maintenance and trash removal.

***All clients must meet with the Community Service Coordinator prior to beginning Community Service Hours

Work Site Rules:

Community Service Placement sites may impose a dress code that the offender is required to abide by. The sites may also impose additional rules / expectations that will be identified upon assignment and a

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Inmate Locator

Jackson County Community Corrections publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Oregon. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Jackson County Community Corrections. For Directions call 541-774-4900

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Facility Type

The Jackson County Community Corrections located at 1101 W Main St Ste 101 supervises offenders on probation/parole supervision for numerous types of offenses, with a primary focus of facilitating community safety and working with offenders to rehabilitate their behavior and reintegrate into the community. The Medford office also has specialized caseloads/units that address the special supervision needs of sex offender and mentally ill offenders. The Medford office continues to research and implement new and more innovative programming/interventions that will help to be even more productive in carrying out the mission of Oregon Probation and Parole.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Jackson County Community Corrections that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Oregon

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Jackson County Community Corrections letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Jackson County Community Corrections at 1101 W Main St Ste 101, Medford, OR

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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