Malheur County OR Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: April 10, 2023
151 "B" St West, Vale, OR 97918

Malheur County OR Correctional Facility 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

You can support your loved ones at Malheur County OR Correctional Facility on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 541-473-5510.

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 at Malheur County OR Correctional Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Malheur County OR Correctional Facility is a 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, Vale 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 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

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 Malheur County OR Correctional Facility.

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

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.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.