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Personal Visits

Video Visiting


Telephones-Voicemail Messages


It is the intent of the Clark County Jail to provide those incarcerated the opportunity to retain family and community ties through the visitation program, inmate phone system, and inmate mail.  These opportunities are privileges not rights and are dependent on the inmate or offender, and the facility order and security.


Inmates must be in custody for 72 hours to allow for processing before any type of visiting is allowed. Visitors are expected to follow all visiting rules.

Video Visiting

Video Visiting is available either at the CCLEC (Main Jail) facility or in your home or where a PC and internet connection is available. Video visits require an account and may have a fee per visit. Each visit is prearranged and timed. The inmate will need to confirm your suggested time prior to the visit. For more information concerning Video Visiting contact Telmate.

More Visiting Details and Information

Visiting Schedule
Visiting Requirements
Visiting Rules
Visiting Denied

Telmate Customer Service
Toll Free Phone: (866) 516-0115

Personal Visiting

Personal Visiting is done at the facility where the inmate or offender is housed.  Inmates must have on file a visitors list of up to 4 people allowed to visit during their housing units scheduled visiting day and time.  Visiting time is limited to 30 minutes at the Main Jail and up to 1 hour at the Jail Work Center.

Visitors are responsible for providing required information and following all laws and regulations of the facility.  You must be 18 years of age.  Valid State or Federal identification is required and verified.  Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who has authority over you and your birth certificate may be required .  Visitors with valid warrants or court orders of domestic violence, anti-harassment, restraining, or no-contact listing inmate or offender are not allowed to visit and are subject to arrest.

Visitors are requested to leave personal belongings at home or in their vehicle.  All visitors and their personal items are subject to search.  No personal items are allowed while visiting.  No food, beverages, or pets are allowed in the building.  Visitors (including juveniles) are expected to dress appropriately to visit an inmate.

Visitors are expected to follow all visiting rules and regulations of the housing facility.  Failure to follow the visiting rules or any directions made by the Front Desk, Visiting or Corrections staff will result in a denial of visiting.

Main Jail facility located at:
707 W 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98666

Jail Work Center facility located at:
5197 NW Lower River Road
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Telephones - Voicemail Messages

Telephones are in specific areas of the housing unit and are available to inmates and offenders during specific hours.  Phones are for making calls only, are shared by all those in the same housing area and are located in the Dayrooms and Jail Work Center Dorms.  Inmates and offenders cannot receive phone calls.  Phone locations, hours, and length of calls allowed are governed by the housing unit rules.  TTY services are available upon request for the hearing impaired individuals.

Main Jail
Housing Unit
Days Available
Hours Available
All Pods
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Jail Work Center
Housing Unit
Days Available
Hours Available
In Custody
Sunday - Thursday
Friday and Saturday
 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Work Release
24 hours per day

A 3 minute voicemail message may be left for a specific inmate for a fee using a service provided by Telemate. The voicemail message is received the next time the inmate uses the phone. For more information contact Telemate Customer Service or website.

Inmates and offenders are not allowed to make non typical collect calls, 3-way calls, or unwanted calls.  Most unwanted calls can be blocked or not accepted by the person receiving the call by following the phone prompts.  Blocked calls can be either the specific inmate or offender or all calls from the Clark County Jail facilities. 

Calls placed can be up to 15 minutes in length and are recorded. The only exception are attorney calls.  All calls are collect and subject to fees by your phone service provider and the acceptance of collect calls or by a prepaid phone account service provided by Telmate.  Only Work Release offenders are able to use non specific calling cards not provided by Telmate.  

Prepaid phone accounts are at a reduced cost per minute than regular collect calls and can be setup for a specific phone number, or a specific inmate or offender.  Phone number prepaid accounts will accept all non-blocked collect calls from inmates and offenders housed in the Clark County Jail facilities.  Inmate and offender prepaid accounts allows them to place collect calls to any un-blocked phone number.  Prepaid accounts can be purchased using the Kiosk in the lobby of the Main Jail facility during business hours or for a fee through Telmate Customer Service using a debit or credit card.  Inmates and offenders can purchase prepaid minutes through commissary using funds in their inmate account.  Activation instructions are listed on the back of the card.

For more information about prepaid phone cards, issues concerning phone number blocking, your prepaid phone account or to leave an inmate message contact:

Telmate Customer Service
Toll Free Phone: (866) 516-0115

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Inmates and offenders are allowed to send and receive mail that complies to the United States Postal Service regulations and the Clark County Jail mail rules.  There are not any limitations on the volume of mail sent or received.  The length, language and content will not be restricted, except when there is reasonable suspicion to justify restrictions for reasons of public safety, facility order or security.

Mail items such as paper and envelopes are available to all inmates and offenders.  Mail items can be purchased through weekly commissary orders.  Cost of items purchased through commissary are subtracted from the inmate's account.  If funds are not available, a limited quantity of mail items can be ordered. 

Incoming mail is to be addressed accordingly or it will not be delivered to the inmate or offender.  The sender's full name and return address must be on the envelope.  Mail must be addressed as follows with the following information:

Main Jail Inmate's Name and CFN #
Clark County Jail
P.O. Box 1147
Vancouver, WA 98666-1147
Jail Work Center Offender's Name and CFN #
Clark County Jail Work Center
P.O. Box 1147
Vancouver, WA 98666-1147
Work Release  

 County Offender

Offender's Name and CFN #
Clark County Work Release
P.O. Box 1147
Vancouver, WA 98666

 State Offender

Offender's Name and DOC #
Clark County Work Release
P.O. Box 61447
Vancouver, WA 98666

(the CFN # is an inmate's assigned jail control file number or jail ID number)

Mail will be inspected for items and content restricted by the Clark County Jail incoming mail rules.  Mail containing any controlled or unidentified substances, weapons and/or information of criminal activity will be placed into evidence and forwarded to the appropriate unit for investigation.  Introducing contraband into a correctional facility is a felony.  Such contraband, activity, or suspected activity will be investigated for criminal prosecution.  The following are additional items and content not accepted and may be returned.

 Items not accepted
Cash or Personal checks.  Cashier checks and money orders are accepted.
Polaroid type pictures.
Photos or cards larger than 8"x10".
Padded, musical, electronic, or laminated greeting cards.
Stationery, stamps, or envelopes.
Personal correspondence items enclosed in envelopes larger than 4 ” x 9 ½”, padded envelopes or packages.
Magazines, newspapers, soft cover books, and similar items which are not sent directly from the publisher, book club, retail bookstore, or recognized internet bookseller.  This includes pages from or copies of puzzle books.
Hardbound books, except legal or religious material from a publisher or legitimate book club.
Non-paper material, including corrugated cardboard.
Food or clothing items.
Foreign/unidentifiable substances.
Magazines that are defined as adult entertainment which depict male or female nudity.
Other publications that contain nudity, obscene or sexually explicit material.
 Content not accepted
Stamps, glitter, stickers or items glued or taped to the envelope or letter.
Pictures or drawings of nude, obscene, or sexually explicit material.
Correspondence that is in code.
Gang related material.
Inflammatory material or markings (advocating ridicule or scorn of any ethnic, racial, religious or other group).
Information which, if communicated, would create a risk of violence and/or physical harm to any person.
Threats of physical harm against any person or threats of criminal activity.
Threats of blackmail or extortion.
Material that threatens or is detrimental to the security, good order, or discipline of the facility.
Plans for activities which indicate criminal activity or violation of the facility rules.
Plans to escape, or depictions or description of blueprints or operational details of an institution’s security.
Mail from another Penal Institution, or inmate or offender that has not been authorized by a sergeant.

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Clark County Sheriff's Office:
Street Address: 707 West 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 410, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-2211
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
E-mails are monitored: Mon-Fri 8-4 p.m.

Responsible Elected Official: Sheriff Chuck E. Atkins

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