Multnomah County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
1120 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Multnomah Co Detention Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Satellite View of Multnomah County Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Multnomah Co Detention Center on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 503-988-3689.

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 Multnomah Co Detention Center is a detention center located at 1120 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR which is operated locally by the Multnomah 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. Multnomah County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Portland 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.

Multnomah County OR Detention Center - Inmate Handbook

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 Multnomah County Detention Center.

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

Multnomah County OR Detention Center - Visitation

All social visits are subject to change or cancellation based on the needs of the facility. Visiting space is limited and scheduled based on who requests first. Visits are not guaranteed and may be denied or cancelled due to court orders, keep separates, or visitor/inmate behavior.

Social Visiting Hours – Multnomah County Detention Center Only: Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm & 4:15 pm to 9:30 pm

Kiosk Visiting Hours for the Multnomah County Detention Center Only (Inverness Jail Inmates Only):

Monday through Sunday:

  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am (visit must end by 11:00 am)
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (visit must end by 3:00 pm)
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (visit must end by 5:30 pm)

Social visits are between an inmate and his or her family, friends, or business associates. They are a privilege for the inmate. They may occur only during visiting hours. Social visitors must be on the inmate's visitor list. Inmates on disciplinary status may be denied or have restricted visiting privileges.

Visiting is on a first-come, first-served basis. You should plan on arriving at least thirty to sixty minutes prior to the visiting session you plan to attend. The popular times for visiting are the earlier evening sessions; so plan your arrival accordingly. At Inverness Jail you may experience a line of people waiting to sign up for visits. An inmate may have a maximum of 3 social visitors per visit. Children count as visitors.

An inmate has only two visit periods per week (from Sunday to Saturday). Each visit has a maximum length of thirty minutes. Visiting is subject to space availability. Note: Inmates must put all visitors on their visiting list prior to the visit. This includes minors. Steps to visiting an inmate:

  1. Before you approach the visiting window to sign up for a visit, complete a “service request form” for each person visiting.
  2. Report to the window with your completed service request form(s), each visitor’s identification, and with each visitor present. The officers must see each visitor before sign-up may occur.
  3. All adult social visitors must present current, valid, government-issued picture identification. Accepted Identification: ⋅ State driver’s license ⋅ State ID card ⋅ Military ID card ⋅ Passport
  4. For minor-aged visitors, see the Policy Permitting Minors Under The Age of 18.

Visitors who are disruptive will be removed and may be denied future visitation privileges. Visitors who are excluded cannot visit until the exclusion expires.

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