**Face masks and/or face coverings are REQUIRED to enter and conduct your visit**

We know some of the requirements regarding the wearing of masks is loosening in some venues.  However, the guidelines requiring masks inside the jails has not been lifted.  Both of our visiting areas are considered to be inside the jail.  During your time in our visitation areas, you must still wear a mask.

The Linn County Jail accepts phone calls on the jail visiting line for the public to schedule social visits with friends and family in the facility.  Each visiting area has restrictions on the number of visitors we can accommodate at one time, so visiting will still be limited regarding how many people can occupy the visiting area.  In addition, only one person will be able to visit any adult in custody during a specified visiting time slot.  The jail will not accept the scheduling of two visitors for a single time slot.  The visiting times, days and procedure will remain the same as is outlined on this website.

Requested Visitor List

Beginning April 4th, 2017, each inmate must provide jail staff with a Requested Visitor list.  The list must have the following information completed for each visitor: First, middle and last name; date of birth, phone #, and the visitor’s home address to include city, state and zip code.  Each inmate is allowed up to six approved visitors on their list at any one time.  Any person not on the inmate’s approved visitor list will NOT be allowed to schedule a visit. Inmates will be allowed to update their Requested Visitor List on the first of each month.  All other rules pertaining to inmate visits remain in effect, to include visiting days and times.  Visits from approved attorneys and approved clergy members do not count against the four weekly visits each inmate is allowed.


Visiting appointments must be made the day prior to the desired visit by telephoning the Jail at 541-812-9212. The visiting line is open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and then from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Visitors must bring government issued picture ID (i.e. driver’s license, military ID). ID must show your photo and date of birth.

Visiting Week

Wednesday through Saturday with no regular visiting on Mondays or Tuesdays. Visitors may only visit once a day. Visits may be monitored or recorded.

Protective Custody (PC) Visiting

Thursday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

High Risk Offenders (HRO) Visiting

Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The HRO’s can have two visitors come at the same time, but only one time slot per day.

Regular Visiting

  • West Side Male (B, C, E and prelim G Blocks): Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • West Side Male (D & F Blocks): Friday, and Sunday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Female: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • L Block: Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Friday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • M Block: Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Work Quarters: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 8 p.m.

Rules and Restrictions

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of two (2) hours of visitation per week, with each visit being no longer than 30 minutes. The visitation week begins on Wednesday morning and ends Sunday evening. A visitor may only visit once during the same day.

Persons under criminal indictment, awaiting sentencing on criminal charges, on inmate work crew, EHD, involved in DTC, on parole or probation, or have been in custody in Linn County in the last 12 months are not allowed to visit an inmate in the facility.

Visiting is a privilege that may be suspended or revoked. No abusive or profane language will be allowed. All those who are visiting will conduct themselves in an orderly manner, so as not to disturb others. All visitors are subject to search. Visitors are not able to carry any items into visiting. Purses, diaper bags or packages are not allowed. Cameras, cell phones, strollers, food items, or books are not allowed for any reason. These items must be left in your vehicle.

Appropriate clothing must be worn. Anyone who is not wearing a shirt or shoes will not be allowed. Tube tops, shorts and skirts are not allowed if they expose cleavage, midriffs or other inappropriate areas. Halter tops or see through blouses are not allowed. You may not have a hairstyle or wear clothing or insignia with language, symbols, or markings that indicate affiliation with a criminal gang, that contain derogatory comments or slurs directed at a class of people, or may otherwise disrupt jail order or place a person’s safety at risk.

Persons who violate these rules may be subject to suspension of visiting privileges, search of person, or being stopped from visiting for any reason.