The Klamath County Jail is open 24 hours per day. If you wish to post bail or leave money for the account of a friend or relative you may do so at any time. The place to leave money for bail or on account is in a small area next to the booking unit. From the front entrance of the jail near the lobby, follow the yellow line painted on the sidewalk. This yellow line will take you to the bond door. Please be aware, however, that there will be times when the Intake Unit is very busy. You may have to wait until a Deputy becomes available to accept your funds.
The Klamath County Jail accepts the following types of funds: cash, postal money orders or checks from local attorney client trust accounts. We do not accept personal checks.
Bail can be posted in two ways. You may leave the money to be placed on the inmates account so that they may post their own bail, or you can post the bail as a third party. If you are posting the bail as a third party, there are certain legal ramifications involved. You will be required to read a court form and sign as the person posting the bail.
Once the bail has been posted at the Klamath County Jail it is held until the next business day and then taken to Klamath County Circuit Court or to County Finance. Any questions regarding the status of bail should be referred to the Court of venue.
Klamath County Circuit Court holds the amount posted for bail until the conclusion of the court case. The Court retains any fines, fees and courts costs from the amount posted for bail, prior to refunding any remaining amounts to the person who posted the bail. If a third party posts bail for someone in jail and if the third party owes fines, fees or court costs, those will also be withheld prior to returning any unused portion of bail.
The Klamath County Jail accepts bail for inmates being held in the Klamath County Jail on local charges or on charges for other agencies. The Klamath County Jail does not act as a bail agent for inmates not lodged in the Klamath County jail. If you wish to post bail for an inmate housed in another jail, you must contact that jail.
Generally Inmates at the Klamath County Jail are allowed to have visitation with friends and relatives. Specific rules apply and visitation is by appointment only.
- Inmates shall have access to visitation with persons of their choice, except where there is evidence that such a visit jeopardizes the safety, security and orderly operation of the facility. Inmates will not be allowed to visit with the victims of their crimes or persons who have restraining orders or no contact orders involving the inmate.
- Visitors who have been an inmate of the Klamath County Jail within a six-month period preceding the visit shall not be allowed to visit an inmate in this facility.
- Inmates are not required to visit anyone.
- All visitors must show picture identification, which indicates his/her age prior to being allowed to visit.
- All visitors must call the Detention Center on the day they wish to visit between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am to arrange a visiting appointment. The phone number to call for visitation is 541-883-4197 and press "2". Visitation days are Saturday and Sunday; workers are also allowed Wednesday visits.
- Visitors who are known to be prohibited by court order from contact with the inmate they wish to visit shall not be permitted to visit.
- Visitors under the age of 18 will only be allowed to visit after the inmate who wishes then to visit has requested and been granted a "Special Visit". The "Special Visit" must be pre-approved by a Sergeant.
- "Special Visits" shall only be authorized after an inmate has been in custody in this facility for thirty days. Inmates cannot have more than one "Special Visit" per month.
- Visitors are required to leave all personal property in their vehicles. The only property allowed to be brought into the jail are the visitors' keys and identification. Coats and hats may be left in the lobby. The jail is not responsible for items left in the coat rack area or in vehicles.
- Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring contraband onto Sheriff's Office property and/or into the facility will be prosecuted.
- All visitors shall be dressed in an appropriate manner. No halter-tops, short shorts, tank tops, or inflammatory clothing, etc. If you are not appropriately attired you may be denied your visit.
- CONTACT VISITS ARE NOT ALLOWED
Inmates at the Klamath County Jail are allowed to receive mail via the United States Postal Service. Inmates at the Klamath County Jail are allowed to send mail via the United States Postal Service. The Klamath County Jail has specific rules regarding the mail that can be mailed and received by inmates. Some of those rules are as follows:
- Indigent inmates may receive the amount of stamped envelopes necessary each week to conduct legal correspondence.
- Except for circumstances beyond the control of the facility staff, all incoming mail shall be delivered to the inmates on the same day it is received. Outgoing mail shall not be held more than 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.
- Mail that is received for an inmate that has been transferred to another facility or who has been released shall be returned to the sender with a notation that the inmate is no longer in custody in this facility.
- Packages not specifically authorized will be returned to the sender.
- All outgoing mail will have the inmate's name and the facility's address on the envelope. Outgoing mail, except legal mail is subject to opening and screening.
- Indigent inmates may receive up to three stamped envelopes per week, upon request.
- There will be no inmate to inmate mail without prior written permission from the Jail Commander. If an inmate attempts to use a third party outside the jail to facilitate inmate to inmate communication, the inmate could be subject to discipline.
- Inmates will receive mail Monday through Friday, except Holidays.
- Inmates may not receive publications, magazines or periodicals through the mail. (Newspaper subscriptions are allowed at the inmate's expense).
- Mail for Inmates that have foreign substances on the outside may be returned without being opened. Please do not affix stickers (other than return address label), spray with perfume or place "lip prints" on the outside of the envelope.
- Do not mail books of stamps or individual stamps to inmates.