Printed on May 23, 2013 @ 10:29 AM
Once inmates complete the orientation process the inmates can be transported to any contract bed facilities at Yamhill, Lincoln, and Linn counties. With the current facility (40 beds) and the contract beds, BCSO can handle around 80 inmates.
Transporting inmates is obviously time consuming, and it is costing Benton County one million dollars a year in just transport money.
That does not include gas and the transport deputies pay. Over the last couple of years, transport deputies have traveled an average of about 18,000 miles annually.
Although most inmates housed in the contract facilities are transported on set days during the week, there are multiple occasions where we make special transports to Newport, McMinnville, and Albany.
Inmates held at contract facilities are under that facilities rules and regulations. It is highly encouraged to know what facility the inmate you're trying to contact is being held, for each jail facility has its own rules and regulations that must be obeyed.
The mission of the Benton County Jail, while protecting the community and its citizens, is to economically operate a safe, secure and humane facility that adheres to Oregon Revised Statutes regarding corrections facility operations, the American Corrections and American Jail Associations recommendations and constitutional considerations as provided by the United States Constitution.