The Grant County Jail is located in Canyon City, Oregon, which is our County seat. The Grant County Jail does not provide a work release program.
The jail is a relatively newer facility built in 1997 and has a capacity of 41 hard beds and the option for up to 7 temporary beds. Our daily inmate population rarely exceeds twenty inmates on average.
Inmates of this facility have the ability to have visitors by appointment, can make contact by and through written communications through the U.S. Mail and also have the ability to make collect phone calls or with prepaid phone cards purchased here at the Sheriff's office.
The facility has a commissary where items can be purchased with a nominal markup in price. The commissary is what keeps inmate programs and recreation going.
There is an indoor and outdoor recreation opportunity. This includes activities such as:
- Basket ball
- Ping pong
These services are not funded with tax payer dollars. Money can be mailed or brought to the facility and put on an inmates account.
Inmates can be bailed by posting cash through our jail staff.
The Grant County Sheriff reserves the right to permit inmates who are incarcerated out on pass on rare occasion for attending funerals, dealing with ill family members who may be near death, church services and whatever else that might be deemed appropriate at the time.
The mission of the Grant County Correctional Facility is to promote public safety by securely and humanely confining all those legally committed to it's custody.
The safety of the community, along with that of the staff and those incarcerated shall always be the foremost goal of this agency. To accomplish this, the staff shall be trained in and strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism in the performance of their duties.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards
The Grant County Sheriff has adopted the PREA standards. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and harassment in confinement settings. The Grant County Sheriff has zero tolerance for sexual abuse or harassment and will investigate and hold accountable those in violation of this law. Read more about PREA: