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Malheur County OR Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
151 "B" St West, Vale, OR 97918
County - medium

Malheur County OR Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 541-473-5510

The Malheur County OR Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 151 "B" St West Vale, OR which is operated locally by the Malheur 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. Malheur County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Vale Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Malheur County Correctional Facility is a component of the sheriff's office, under Sheriff Andrew P. Bentz. Lt. Aaron Hartman is the commander of the corrections division.

Completed in 1996, the Malheur County Correctional Facility is a modern, 105-bed facility that was designed and built for the county by the architectural firm of Lomard-Conrad and Wensel.

The staffing of the correctional facility is comprised of two sergeants, 11 corrections deputies, three law technicians and a food serivce director. A contracted physician's assistant, in addition to one full-time and on part-time nurse provide inmate medical service twice weekly.

Bringing items for inmates

  • Family and friends may bring cash or cashier's checks to be deposited in the inmate's commissary account.
  • Family and friends may bring personal clothing for inmates going to trial.
  • Family and friends may bring underclothing. Inmates are allowed the following underclothing: three pair of underwear, three pair of socks, three plain T-shirts (with no writing on them) and three bras (without underwire).
  • Inmates being released from custody are required to take all personal property when they leave the facility. Any items that remain at the facility after 30 days will be disposed of. If the inmate is being transported to another agency, all personal property must be released prior to being transported. Inmates will not be able to take personal property, with the exception of legal mail, on the transport. It is the responsibility of the inmate to complete a property release form and have personal property released before leaving the facility.

Inmate Locator

Malheur County OR Correctional Facility 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Malheur County OR Correctional Facility and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 541-473-5510.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Visiting Information Visiting hours at the jail are Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with no exceptions. Arrangements for visitations can be made by calling (541) 473-5528 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the same day visitation is desired. Picture identification is required. Visits can last up to 30 minutes with a maximum of two visitors per inmate, including an infant, child, relative or friend. Any visitor who is more than five minutes late will not be allowed to visit. All visitors will be required to produce a valid form of picture identification (driver's license or ID card). The Malheur County Corrections personnel will keep this identification until the visit is completed. Personnel are not responsible for identification that is left after visitation periods. If you have no photo identification, you will not be allowed to visit. No one under age 18 may visit an inmate, unless accompanied by a family member who is over 18. Dispatch or corrections personnel may terminate visitation at any time.

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