Lane County OR Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 01, 2023
101 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401-2695

Lane Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is TelMate Inmate Calling, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Lane County OR Jail

You can support your loved ones at Lane Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 503-682-4263.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Lane Co Jail is a detention center located at 101 W 5th Ave Eugene, OR which is operated locally by the Lane County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Lane County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Eugene Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Oregon here.

The Sheriff’s Office provides an array of correctional services including a jail, a community corrections center (work-release), and out-of-custody programs such as community service and an inmate work crew.

The Corrections Division of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office operates traditional and alternative custodial programs for both pretrial and sentenced offenders who are to the custody of the Sheriff. The Lane County Jail is the only jail in Lane County that can hold defendants and offenders who are being charged with felony level crimes.

​Inmates may use telephones located throughout the jail facility to make outgoing calls. Each housing unit has specific hours the phone may be used. Staff cannot provide an inmate's specific schedule for telephone access.

Important Notice: All calls made using Quick Connect will be charged an $8.00 convenience fee by Telmate in addition to the cost of the call. The fee will be charged to the credit card used to pay for the call. As a reminder, the least expensive way to make calls is by using a Telmate Prepaid account.

  • Inmates have access to telephones during the daytime, except during meal service.
  • Inmates cannot receive telephone calls.
  • Jail staff will not relay messages to inmates.
  • Inmates may place collect calls (subject to fees by your phone service provider) using the inmate phone system, or by using Telmate prepaid phone account.
  • Inmates are not allowed to make non-typical collect calls, 3-way calls, or unwanted calls.
  • Calling cards will not work on the Telmate system.
  • Inmates using a prepaid phone account may receive voice mail messages.
  • Phone calls, except for those made to the inmate's attorney and verified clergy members, are recorded.
  • TTY services for the hearing impaired are available upon request.

Locate Offender or Request Inmate Information

Locate Offender - Inmate Viewer

Information regarding offenders currently in custody is available online. If unable to locate a specific custody, please call 541-682-4263. Information is only available for currently incarcerated individuals.

Are there other jails in Lane County?

Yes, the cities of Springfield, Cottage Grove, Florence, and Junction City all have municipal jails.

Springfield Municipal Jail 541-744-4177 Cottage Grove Police/Jail 541-942-9145 Florence Municipal Jail 541-997-3515 Junction City Police/Jail 541-998-1245

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Oregon. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Lane County OR Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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

Lane County OR Jail - Visitation

You can call jail reception Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 541-682-4263. Select the option for “Jail and Inmate Information,” and then the option for “Visiting, Mail, and Other Inmate Related Questions.”


THE VISITING PROCESS - Prior To Your Scheduled Visit:
For inmates to receive visitation the following must be completed prior to the scheduled visit:

INMATE MUST BE CLASSIFIED: Classification determines the inmate’s privilege level and allows staff to determine the scheduled time of the visit. The classification process can take up to three days.

INMATE MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT VISITOR REQUEST FORM: Visitor Request forms are submitted to the inmate's housing officer and are entered into the system Monday through Friday. Visitor Request lists can be updated by the inmate every four weeks. The inmate needs the following items to successfully complete the form: Full name of visitor, date of birth, current address, telephone, and relation to the inmate. Please send this information to the inmate via US Mail if you feel that the inmate does not have this information.

You are encouraged to call the jail (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. excluding holidays) at 541-682-4263 every week as the time and day of the visit can change.

Visitors must arrive at the visiting check-in area 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time. The check-in cutoff time is 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit (allowing staff time to call inmates to the visitor area). It is important to leave the visitor booth as soon as the visit ends to allow the next visit to start on time. Failure to do so may result in a loss of future visiting privileges.

Any visitor who is found in violation of any of these rules will be penalized by a loss of visitation privileges.

  • IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EVERY VISIT: All adult visitors must have a CURRENT state issued ID, driver's license, or passport. Visitors under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other authorized person throughout the duration of the visit. Minors MUST have an original birth certificate with their parent/legal guardian’s name and their name on it for each visit. Minors between 15 and 18 years old must also have a CURRENT State issued ID, or student body card.

  • SUPERVISION OF MINOR CHILDREN: Children must be supervised and kept under control during the entire visit. The Reception Officer may refuse entry or request immediate departure of children and the accompanying parent or guardian if, in the officer’s judgment, their behavior is disruptive to personnel, other visitors or to the efficiency or safety of operations in any way.

  • ALL VISITORS MUST CLEAR THE METAL DETECTOR: All visitors must successfully pass through a metal detector prior to the visit unless a medical card listing a legitimate reason for not clearing the metal detector is presented, and/or otherwise authorized by the Reception Officer. Pockets will be emptied before going through the metal detector. All items listed below will be disposed of or locked up.
    • No writing materials (i.e. pen, pencil, paper, notebooks), electronic devices (i.e. personal computers, cell phones, pagers) or tobacco-related products (cigarettes, matches, or lighters).
    • No sharp objects (knives, fingernail clippers, collapsible scissors, etc.), weapons or ammunition.
    • Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in the reception lobby, visiting waiting room or visiting booths.
    • Pornographic material will not be permitted.

    • One plastic baby bottle and/or pacifier, one diaper and one blanket if accompanied by a child.

    • One small toy (no moving parts, removable parts, or noisemakers) if accompanied by a child.

    • Photos and/or reading material that have been cleared by the Reception Officer.


    • If the clothing is unduly suggestive, tight fitting, or creates a security hazard, the visitor will be refused. (i.e. Persons wearing tube-tops, wrap around or halter-type clothing will be refused.)

    • If the clothing, hairstyle, insignias or other paraphernalia are associated with gangs, the visitor will be refused.

    • If dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes and pants are more than two inches above the kneecap, the visitor will be refused. (Dresses/tops with plunging/low-cut necklines, spaghetti straps, and bib-overalls are not allowed.)

    • See-through clothing, including sheer fabrics and loose weave, and/or other clothing that exposes an undue amount of flesh (e.g., exposing chest, back, thighs or mid-section) will not be allowed.

    • Footwear must be worn at all times.

    • Flashing, exposing of oneself or sexually explicit behavior is strictly prohibited and will result in termination of visit in progress and the loss of future visiting privileges!

Any person supplying contraband into a corrections facility is subject to criminal prosecution in accordance with ORS 162.185.

Any person committing vandalism to this facility is subject to criminal prosecution in accordance with ORS 162.185

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