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Lieutenant Anthony Bettencourt
5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Please do not call the Jail for court docket information. If you are looking for an inmates next court appearance date please visit the Circuit Court Calendar. If you have further questions please contact Circuit Court at 503-842-2596.
Courts may change their schedules at any time. Please check the calendar on the day of your scheduled event to confirm the information for your event.
Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:
Full Inmate Name
c/o Tillamook County Corrections
5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141
All outgoing mail is inspected prior to sealing.
All incoming mail is inspected prior to delivering to an Inmate.
Official/Legal mail is inspected in the presence of the Inmate.
Mail is distributed to the inmate within 24 hours after receiving. Incoming and outgoing letters should fit in a standard 4" x 9" envelope or 5" x 6" greeting card envelope. Incoming mail will be refused if postage is due, except for incoming Legal/Attorney, or Government mail.
Mail that contains staples or metal devices
Mail that contains threats of harm or criminal activity
Mail that concerns sending or receiving contraband through the facility
Plans of escape
Plans that violate the corrections facility rules
Mail that contains codes
Mail that contains information which if communicated would create a clear and present danger of violence or physical harm
Criticism of corrections facility operations, programs or personnel
Polaroid pictures, photo's larger than 4" x 6", contraband
Newspaper clippings and articles (including internet)
Packages without prior approval
Publications which depict racism, sexual harassment, religious persecution, or are gang-related and could promote a hostile work environment will be rejected by staff
Graphically depicts: Sexual penetration, Homosexual acts, Sado-masochistic acts, Beastiality, Sex acts involving children, or Nude photographs of men or women
Photographs that depict or show genitals of men or women (partial or total nudity)
Any mail that is rejected by staff to inmates of the correctional facility will be stamped with the appropriate stamp and returned to sender. The letter or publication shall remain as a whole and no portion will be removed and given to the inmate. The inmate will be notified in writing that mail was returned to sender, with the name of the sender and what type of mail received was returned to sender. A copy of the notification will also be sent to the sender. Reasons for rejection include but are not limited to the following:
Mail received without the full name and address of person corresponding with the inmate
Mail consisting of decals or stickers attached to the envelope or letter
Mail containing perfume or other scents
Mail that contains foreign stains or substances
Mail that contains return stamps or writing paper
Writing paper, pencils, eraser, and stamped envelopes must be purchased through commissary. Inmates of the corrections facility who are indigent are allowed to order writing packs, consisting of a pencil, eraser, writing paper and three stamped envelopes weekly. These writing materials can be used for correspondence with friends and family members, attorneys, or other legal representatives. If Inmates have Debt and receive money, 50% is applied toward the Debt and 50% is available to purchase items. This way the debt is slowly paid off.
Mail with adhesive tape
Polaroid Pictures and pictures larger than 4" x 6"
Mail that would create a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, improperly marked legal material, and credit applications.
Inmates may receive up to three books (puzzle, self-help, novel) in a shipment. Books must come from the publisher, book club, or bookstore. Books may be new or used. Books must be paperback and no larger than 9" x 12". They may not have plastic or metal bindings. Staff will consider any other item in the parcel as contraband and treat as prohibited mail. Prior approval must be requested from a supervisor. Content of each book must not violate jail regulations. An inmate acknowledges books accepted into the facility become property of the Tillamook County Jail. All periodicals and magazine subscriptions must be obtained through the publisher. Hardbound books will be rejected and returned to publisher or placed in the inmates property. Written request to the Facility Commander or designee must be filed for permission to receive publications. These requests will be reviewed and considered for approval by the Facility Commander
All incoming persons to the Jail are patted down and searched for personal property. Any items not declared and found after the initial search can be considered Supplying Contraband and subject to a separate Criminal Charge:
ORS 162.185 Supplying contraband. (1) A person commits the crime of supplying contraband if (a) The person knowingly introduces any contraband into a correctional facility...(2) Supplying contraband is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §194; 1983 c.815 §9; 1997 c.249 §48
Next, the Arresting Officer/Deputy completes the Custody Report with basic information (Name, Address, DOB, Height, Weight, Emergency Contact) and the charges, bail, victim information, and summary of the incident. This information is entered by Jail Staff into the Jail Management System (JMS). Jail Staff ask questions, take two photos, complete the Medical & Suicide Questionaires, and inventory all personal property including money.
If an inmate is being charged with a new crime or Probation Violation, he/she is fingerprinted using an advanced machine that transmits the fingerprints electronically to the Oregon State Police Identification Bureau in Salem, Oregon.
If the inmate is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, they are held in a Booking Cell for observation until able to be housed in population.
In Oregon, inmates have no right to a phone call, but the Jail does provide phones to call family & friends or to arrange bail. After the Booking process is completed, Jail Staff issue a Personal Identification Number generated by the JMS for the Inmate to use to place a call. Generally, Inmates can only place collect calls but our Current Phone Service Vendor allows free 3 minute phone calls to home and cell phones the first time that number is used. At the end of the call the Phone Company will explain how to set up a pre-paid calling plan.
Inmates are issued a bed roll (blankets, sheet, pillow case, mattress cover) mattress, pillow, and hygine kit (cup, spork, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a comb). An optional item offered to all inmates at the time of Booking is a Writing Pack (3 pre-stamped envelopes, writing paper, and a pencil). Both the Hygine and Writing Packs are charged to the Inmate's Account. If an Inmate has no funds, this creates a Debt.
Inmates are issued a visitation card which must be filled out and turned into Jail Staff. See Visiting for more information.
Click here for more information about the Court Process.
After an Inmate is cleared Medically and Sober, he/she is Classified and Housed using an Objective Classification System based on:
Whether or not subject is sentenced
Whether or not subject is prison bound
Whether or not subject has holds from other Agencies
Past/Present Jail or Prison Disciplinary Issues
Ties to the Community
Inmates can have up to three 1/2 hour visits per week 72 HOURS AFTER BEING BOOKED INTO THE FACILITY. Inmates must fill out a new visitation card and return it to Jail Staff every time they are booked into the facility.
All visitors must present, to authorized personnel, a Government or State issued ID with photo to be permitted to visit. ID must be presented EVERY time in order to be allowed into visiting.
If bringing in a minor child that you are a parent or legal guardian of, you MUST bring in the original certified copy of birth certificate or certified court documentation showing you are the legal guardian of the minor.
Documentation must be presented EVERY time you visit in order for the minor child to be allowed into visiting.
There are no bail bondsmen in the State of Oregon. In most cases you may post 10% of the Inmate's total bail for release. There are cases when full bail is required for release. Sometimes the Court has ordered 'No Bail' and the Inmate must wait in Jail until the case is resolved.
If you would like to post bail, please call the Jail at (503) 842-3422 to confirm the correct amount needed for release.
Bail is accepted in the Front Lobby of the Justice Center 24 hours a day in the form of:
Cash - Exact amount only
Cashiers checks or money orders
Visa or Mastercard - Tillamook Circuit Court Cases ONLY
Inmates can also self-bail if they have enough money on their Jail account or by Using a Credit or Debit Card for Tillamook Circuit Court Cases Only.
Bail for Out-Of-County Holds or Warrants may only be posted with Cash, Money Order, or Cashiers Check.
If you intend to mail a Money Order or Cashiers Check to the Inmate for Bail, be sure to indicate it is for Bail. Inmates accrue debt after they are housed (i.e. $5 for Hygine Kit, $2.50 for Writing Pack) and money will be applied to their debt if not specified to be used as Bail.
After normal business hours, there is a call-box outside the Front Lobby door by the Flag Pole.
How do I request a copy of a Tillamook County Corrections Booking report?
1. Open, print and fill out the Records Request Form
2. Either mail the completed form and payment to, or drop off the form at:
Tillamook County Corrections
Attn: Jail Records
5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Are there any fees for obtaining a copy of a record?
Yes. Our current fee for a booking report is:
$25 for the first 20 pages and $.35 per additional page.
CD copy $10.00 each.
Inmate Telephone Services
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Inmate Access to Telephones:
Inmates use telephones that are located throughout the jail housing units to place outgoing calls. Each housing unit has specific rules concerning the locations of telephones, hours of use, and the length of calls allowed. The basic rules are:
Inmates have access to telephones during the day time, depending on classification
Inmates cannot receive telephone calls
Jail staff will not relay messages if you would like to leave a message please see the Voicemail option below.
Inmates may place normal collect calls (subject to fees by your phone service provider) or they may use the Telmate prepaid phone account service
Inmates are not allowed to make non-typical collect calls, 3-way calls, or unwanted calls
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
Inmates using a prepaid phone account may receive voice mail messages. You may leave a 3 minute or less Voicemail for an Inmate by calling 1-866-516-0115.
Prepaid Phone Accounts:
The Tillamook County Jail uses an outside telephone service provider called Telmate. Telmate offers prepaid phone accounts. An account can be set up for a specific phone number or a specific inmate. Inmate prepaid accounts allow an inmate to place collect calls to any unblocked phone number. Phone number prepaid accounts allow inmates to call one phone number, as long as that number is not blocked.
Citizens may purchase prepaid phone services using the kiosk located in the public lobby of the Tillamook County Justice Center, by calling (866) 516-0115, or online through Telmate Customer Service. (There may be fees associated with contacting Telmate customer service by phone or online.)
Rejecting or Blocking Calls from Inmates:
If you receive a call from an inmate, you will be given the option of accepting the call, hanging up, blocking all calls from the inmate, or blocking all calls from any inmates in the Tillamook County Jail. Simply follow the phone prompts during the call.
Please remember that the Tillamook County Jail does not administer the Telmate phone system. If you have questions about the service, prepaid accounts, or issues concerning phone number blocking, you must contact Telmate Customer Service at 1(866)516-0115.