Multnomah County Inverness Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 06, 2023
11540 NE Inverness Dr, Portland, OR 97220

Multnomah Co-Inverness 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.

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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

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Multnomah County Inverness Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 503-988-5060

The Multnomah County Inverness Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 11540 NE Inverness Dr in Portland, OR. This county jail is operated locally by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Multnomah County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Portland Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Multnomah County Inverness Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Multnomah County Inverness Jail 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 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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Visitation Information

Multnomah County Inverness Jail - 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. All visitors must be present in the lobby to sign up. You must sign up at least 30 minutes before the visiting session requested. Visits are not guaranteed and may be denied or cancelled due to court orders, keep separates, or visitor/inmate behavior.

Multnomah County Detention Center Jail (at the Justice Center)

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)

Inverness Jail - Depending on day and time, social visits at Inverness Jail are available either in person or by video through Securus Video Visiting. Video visitation of Inverness Jail inmates can be made either at the Inverness Jail or Detention Center Lobbies or remotely at home/off-site.

In-Person Visiting Hours – Inverness Jail Only:

  • Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Video Visiting Social Hours – Inverness Jail Lobby

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)
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (visit must end by 10:00 pm)

Remote Visits (at home/off-site)

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)
  • 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (visit must end by 10:00 pm)

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