What Are the Rules for Visiting an Inmate at Marion County Jail in Salem, Oregon?


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Marion County Jail inmate visitors need to arrive at the jail's visiting lobby during the designated visiting sign-up times. The visits are no-contact and last 40 minutes. The visiting desk is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for holidays, when no visits are allowed.

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All visitors are required to have current federal or state identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. Visitors under 18 years old may visit, but only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and they must have the identification documents listed on the website.

Jail visitors are checked for outstanding wants and warrants before their visit. Individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes, recently incarcerated, are on parole or probation, or have any unresolved criminal actions against them are not permitted to visit jail inmates. Visitors to the jail must pass through a metal detector to ensure that no hidden metallic items are taken into the visit. Clothing worn by jail visitors must be conservative and not suggestive or provocative. Specific regulations for the dress code are on the Marion County Jail website.

Friends and family of inmates can navigate to the Marion County Jail Visiting Policies Web page and click on the designated link to view the visiting schedule. Visitors to the jail must sign up for the visits before the actual visiting time. Seating is limited, so visits are on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors who are late for the sign-up times are not admitted.

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