The information below provides complete instructions regarding Springfield Municipal Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Springfield, Oregon.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 503-682-4263 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Provide your full name and birthdate to the inmate so you can be put on his or her visitation list.
Call 541-744-4177 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to ask if you have been placed on the list by staff. They will not tell you who is on the list, only whether you are on it or not.
Call that number each Monday to find out if the inmate has scheduled a visit with you and what day and time the clerk set it up for.
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit. Arriving late will mean your visit is canceled.
Anyone over the age of 18, who has a scheduled visit, can show a government-issued photo ID and is not on probation or parole may visit an inmate at this jail.
Exception: If you were incarcerated in this facility within the 12 months prior to the visit, your visit will be denied.
Minor children related to the inmate may visit as long as accompanied by a parent or guardian who has a scheduled visit. You must bring the child’s birth certificate for all visitors under the age of 18.
The Springfield Municipal Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Springfield Municipal Jail requires the inmate to apply for permission for your visits. There is no application.
This jail sets its visiting hours based on number of requests and inmate housing.
Your inmate must request a visit with you by sending the proper form to the visitation clerk.
The clerk will check the visitor list to be sure you are an approved visitor for that inmate.
If so, the clerk will then set a scheduled visit time for you later in the week.
Call 541-744-4177 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday and ask if the inmate has requested a visit and if so, what time it is set for.
The Springfield Municipal Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 503-682-4263 to ask specific questions about the Springfield Municipal Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
You cannot bring a weapon of any kind, including a pocket knife into the jail. You cannot bring explosives, drugs, alcohol or any questionable items.
Staff has final say on what can and cannot be possessed on the premises..
Any previous acts, attempts or convictions in regards to smuggling drugs, weapons or contraband into any jail; assisting, conspiring or otherwise participating in an escape; possession, control, delivery or conspiring the same of an explosive device; will be grounds for being permanently restricted from visitation.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 503-682-4263 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Springfield Municipal Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Springfield Municipal Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.