JAIL OPERATIONS

 

Three staff sergeants, who manage security and support staff, supervise the jail daily. Jail operations include:
 
COURT SECURITY:
Court security began formally in April of 1999.  Court Security is responsible for the Safety and Security of the County Court House, its occupants and visitors.  It is managed by the Court Deputy and supervised by the Jail Command Staff.
 
TRANSPORTS:
The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is part of the Oregon Transport Officers Association and the Northwest Shuttle Association, which provides weekly transportation of Inmates needing movement to other Counties or States.
 
FOOD SERVICES / MEDICAL:
Food Services provide daily preparation of meals by Inmates.  Medical staff monitors inmate medication, and provides routine treatment as needed while in custody.
 
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
Jail Educational Programming started in the Malheur County Correctional Facility in 1999.  Educational programs are attempts to change the attitudes and behaviors of the inmates during and after their incarceration in Malheur County and help them to work towards our goal for them, which is to DO THE RIGHT THING.
 
RELEASE OFFICER:
A Release Officer can help inmates with questions about whether they may be eligible for release.  There are three ways inmates can be released from jail prior to trial.  Bail: 10% of the security set prior to seeing the Judge.  Release on Own Recognizance and Conditional Release.  The Circuit Court Judge makes these decisions.