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Benton County Jail – Visiting an Inmate

Social Visiting

Lobby of Visiting Room

Visits must be scheduled in advance over the telephone at 541-766-6866 between the hours of 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. daily. (Disponible en español)

Visitation Rules:

  • To be eligible for visits inmates must have completed the inmate orientation and classification process.
  • Inmates must submit a Visitor List which includes the full name, date of birth, address and phone number of the person(s) he or she wishes to visit. Additions to an inmate's visitor list must originate with the inmate and jail staff will not make such additions.
  • Visitor lists are screened and eligibility for visits is either approved or denied based on the perspective visitors criminal history or conduct during prior incarcerations or visits to the jail.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian unless legal verification of marriage to the inmate being visited is provided. Minor children of an inmate may visit when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • All visitors must provide current valid photo identification evidencing date of birth and proof of identity.
  • No personal belongings are allowed in the visiting areas. CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VISITING AREA
  • Visitors may be subjected to searches at anytime in accordance with policy.
  • Visitors must wear conventional clothing which in the judgment of jail personnel is not unduly suggestive and does not resemble inmate attire, for example:
    • No mini skirts or excessively short shorts
    • No spandex type clothing
    • No see through clothing of any kind
    • No low cut blouses or shirts
    • No bare mid rifts
  • Any visitor who displays signs of intoxication of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted access to the jail.
  • Adults or children creating a disturbance in the visiting area may have their visit terminated and be required to leave the jail.
  • All visits with family and friends are scheduled in advanced on a "first-come, first-served" basis with a minimum of 2 hours prior notification.
  • Visits are limited to 30 minutes per visit. Each inmate is allowed only one visit per day and the number of visits per week depends on the inmate's classification level.


Scheduled Social Visiting Hours

Monday thru Thursday
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No Visiting 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
No Visiting No Visiting 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Visitation in Our Contract Facilities

See the procedures for the contract facility you are visiting:

Professional Visiting

Benton County Jail Visiting RoomProfessional visits do not require appointments, but we do encourage appointments of our visiting rooms when possible. Tuesdays and Thursdays have been reserved for professional visiting only.

These rooms are strictly for use by attorneys and other professionals such as ministers and counselors, to meet with inmates in a manner that maintains jail safety, security, good order, and meets legal requirements. Professional representatives are screened before being allowed to use these rooms for visits.

Professional visitors are encouraged to download, read, and sign the disclosure forms below ahead of time and hand them in to the deputy. They will be kept on file for future visits.

Download Professional Visitor Orientation (PDF)
Download Professional Visitor Verification (PDF)


See Contacting an Inmate by Mail or Phone


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