Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Washington County Jail in Oregon
Keeping in touch with your friend or family member who is incarcerated in Washington County Jail is important to helping the inmate maintain personal connections. Phone calls, letters, cards, and visitation can be the bright moments in an inmates week.
To contact an inmate you must respect the jails policies and procedures. The following procedures are required for Washington Count Jail:
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls via prepaid phone accounts or via collect calls. Phone calls can be made during daytime hours, except during mealtimes.
Prepaid phone cards can be purchased through Telmate (866) 516-0115 or by going to TelMate.com. The site allows you to add minutes that the inmate can use to call your number directly, or to call any number of their choice.
Money can be sent to an inmate while in jail via money orders, cashier’s checks, or government checks. All money orders and cashier’s checks must have the inmates name and booking number on it.
Here are the guidelines and limitations when sending money:
Merchant Money Orders-$20 per sender per day.
Post Office, Western Union, MoneyGram Money Orders-$100 per sender per day.
Cashier’s Checks-$100 per sender per day.
Government Checks-No limit.
All mail must be sent through the US post office. You can also send reading materials such as books, magazines, and pamphlets directly from distributers. No mail can include profanity, hate mail, or nudity.
The guidelines are as follows:
Letters, Post Cards, & Cards-No larger than 5 ½ by 8 ½ in dimension and may not include plastic, metal, hard material, and no musical cards are accepted. Not stickers or added decorations may be added to the envelope.
Pictures, Drawings, Or Photocopies, Pamphlets-No more than five per envelope.
Newspaper Or Magazine Clippings-No more than two per envelope.
Legal And Business Documents-No limit but there must be a complete return address.
Books-No more than two per day.
Magazines Or Newspapers-No more than 2 per day.
All mail must be addressed as follows and include a full return address:
Inmate’s name, Booking number
Washington County Jail
215 SW Adams Avenue, MS 35
Hillsboro, OR 97123-3874
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