Everything You Need to Know About Columbia River Correctional Institution

Connect With an Inmate Everything You Need to Know About Columbia River Correctional Institution

How to Connect With an Inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution

The Columbia River Correctional Institution is a minimum-security prison in Portland, USA. The facility puts a lot of emphasis on alcohol and substance abuse treatment, pre-release, and transition services.

Inmates at this facility require a lot of support from their loved ones as they prepare to go back to society. However, contacting an inmate through the facility's management is a long and often frustrating process.

Use DoNotPay to easily and successfully connect with a loved one held at the Columbia River Correctional Institution. Simply sign up and let us handle the whole process for you.

How to Contact Columbia River Correctional Institution

The Columbia River Correctional Institution is managed by the Oregon State, Department of Corrections. To contact the institution, use the following contact and address details:

Physical AddressColumbia River Correctional Institution

9111 NE Sunderland Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97211-1799

Phone Number(503)-280-6646 ext. 241
Websitehttps://www.oregon.gov/doc/about/pages/prison-locations.aspx
General EmailDOC.Info@doc.state.or.us

How Can I Contact an Inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution?

Inmates require constant support from their loved ones. Before making an attempt to contact an inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, you should have their official government names and DOC number.

You can now connect with a prisoner using any of the following channels:

Visit the Inmate at the Prison Facility

You can visit an inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution by following the following guidelines:

  1. Do not wear any blue or denim clothing, because the inmates also wear blue uniforms.
  2. Carry your identification documents if you are older than 15 years.
  3. Do not carry any drugs or illegal substances.
  4. Leave all phones and electronics in your car and never in the visiting lobby.

You should be listed on the Adult In Custody's Visiting List. If you are not listed, submit your application through any of the following ways:

  •  Visitor Services Unit
  •  Fax to (503) 378-3763
  •  Mail to 2575 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Response to your application will be sent to you by mail.

Below are the visiting hours and days:

  • ​​Mondays and Fridays,​ ​6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.​ ​
  • ​Saturdays and Sundays,  ​2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. and ​​6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.​
  • ​Thursdays,  ​6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.​
  • ​Holidays​, ​2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. and ​​​​6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Connect with an Inmate Through Phone Calls

Phone call services in the Columbia River Correctional Institution are provided by ICS Corrections, Inc. The ICS Corrections allows you to top up an inmate's account through Access Corrections.

Before receiving any video or audio call from an inmate, you need to create an ICS Corrections account, verify your number. To create your account, visit the Department of Corrections headquarters at Salem Dome or the official ICS Corrections, Inc website.

The maximum length of any call is 30 minutes. The calls are monitored and listened to by the facility management to eliminate any criminal activities.

Send a Letter to an Inmate

Letters are an important way to keep in touch with your locked-up loved ones. You can send letters to the Columbia River Correctional Institution via this address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Columbia River Correctional Institution

9111 NE Sunderland Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97211-1799

The following details must be on the envelope:

  • Full official inmate's name
  • Correct DOC number
  • Complete facility name and address
  • A valid return address with your full name

How to Send Money to a Columbia River Correctional Institution Inmate

Each inmate has a functional Adult In Custody Trust Account. You can ask about an inmate's trust account details by sending an email to Central Trust.

You can send money to an inmate account using the official DOC partners:

  • JPay
  • ICS Corrections
  • Telmate

How to Make a Deposit Using Telmate

You can use the Telmate website or download the mobile app to make deposits. Follow the steps as prompted and use a credit or debit card to top up the AIC Trust fund.

Alternatively, you can call (866) 516-0115 and have a live agent walk you through the depositing process.

How to Top Up the AIC Trust Account Through ICS Corrections

Access Corrections is a vendor used by ICS Corrections, Inc to top up an AIC commissary account.

To send money to an AIC Trust account, use the official Access Corrections website to create an account. Otherwise, call (866) 345-1884 to have an agent help you. Make the deposit by either credit or debit card.

How to Use JPay to Send an Inmate Money

To top up an AIC Commissary account using JPay, log on to the official JPay website, create an account and use either a credit or debit card to make the deposit.

Alternatively, you can walk into any Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, or CVS and purchase a MoneyGram and later call (800) 574-5729 and use receive code 7813.

What Packages Can I Send to an Inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution?

You can send photos, books, and other reading materials to a loved one in the Columbia River Correctional Institution. To send photos, you can mail them attached to letters or mail them independently. The photos should not contain any Polaroids, instant photos, or nudity.

To send books and reading materials to an Inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, you must forward them directly from official distributors, or publishers.

You should include the inmate's full official name, DOC number, facility, and full physical address on the mailing address. The reading materials should not contain any nudity or instructions on how to escape prison or manufacture drugs and weapons.

Mail your photos and reading materials to the following address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Columbia River Correctional Institution

9111 NE Sunderland Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97211-1799

How to Get in Touch With Your Locked-Up Loved Ones With the Help of DoNotPay

Communicating with or visiting an inmate requires a lot of preparation. The process is long and sometimes might be unsuccessful due to the demands being made along the way.

To easily and successfully connect with an inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution, use DoNotPay by following these steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

     

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

     

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

     

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

     

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