The Union County Correctional Facility (UCCF) was opened in 1979 and houses a maximum of 37 inmates. Each year the facility averages 1,200 bookings with prisoners coming from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, La Grande Police Department, Oregon State Police and Union County Community Corrections.

UCCF also has two alternative sentencing programs; House Arrest and Work Crew.

The House Arrest Program requires a person to wear an ankle bracelet that sends out a signal to a monitoring company. The person is allowed certain “out of area” times for such event as going to work, attending  school, keeping appointments or doing necessary shopping,  Out of area signals that occur outside pre-approved times will result in the person being brought back to jail to complete their sentence. Newer GPS bracelets allow deputies to program exclusion zones.  If a person enters one of the exclusion zones the monitoring company is notified and the person will be brought back to jail.

To qualify for the House Arrest Program a person’s sentence order coming from the courts must allow for alternative sentencing. There is a $25 hook-up fee and there is  a daily fee that is based on the type of bracelet that is used.

The Work Crew Program is an alternative sentence that is included in a person’s sentence order from the court and is usually in lieu of jail time.  The work crew does various jobs including picking up trash, stacking firewood, shoveling snow, building or tearing down fence or clearing brush from roadways.

The Work Crew goes out Sunday-Wednesday.  Participants meet on the “L” Street side of the jail near the white van. The fee for work crew is $10 a day. There is no fee for people sentenced to work crew by Union County Community Corrections. Those on work crew must bring their own lunch and provide their own clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

People who do not complete their work crew days in the allotted time will be turned back to the courts and a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

To contact the jail by phone call (541) 963-1020. Listen to the phone tree and select the appropriate option. DO NOT CALL (541) 963-1017 FOR JAIL INFO. This is the law enforcement number and they do not have jail information.

For information on inmate services please follow the appropriate link:

Inmate Commissary

Inmate Visitation

Inmate Mail


Schedule A Visit

INMATE VISITATIONS We welcome visitations by prior appointment on the following days and times: No visiting on Monday Tuesday – Males 2:00-3:00, females 3:30-4:00 Wednesday – No Visiting Thursday – Males 2:00-3:00, females 3:30-4:00 Friday – No Visiting Saturday – Males 1:30-3:00, females 3:30-4:00 Sunday-no visiting To schedule a visit call (541) 963-1020 between the …

Inmate Bail

An inmates’ bail can be paid in person with cash at the jail’s visitation lobby. There is also a kiosk in the visitation lobby that can accept credit or debit cards for bail. Bail can also be paid via credit card through the internet at (PLC Code 7855). or by phone at 888-604-7888.  For …

Inmate Mail

Inmate’s can receive mail from family and friends while they are incarcerated. To be accepted incoming mail MUST include a return address. A minimum of first initial, last name, street address or PO Box, city, state and zip code are required. Mail that does not meet this minimum will be refused. Inmates can receive money …

Jail FAQ

Below are links to many of the frequently asked questions about the jail including inmate visitation, inmate mail and paying bail. Jail Visitation FAQ Inmate Mail FAQ

Inmate Commissary

Inmates can purchase envelopes, stamps, shampoo, candy and many other items through the commissary system. If an inmate asks you to put “money on his book” so he can make commissary purchases there are several ways you can do it; You can MAIL in a money order or cash.  We highly recommend that you don’t …

Current Jail Roster

The Union County Sheriff’s Office disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on the Union County Sheriff’s website. By Clicking this link you acknowledge your understanding of the above statement To Inquire about an inmate call (541) 963-1020 and listen to the menu prompts. DO NOT CALL …

VINE Program

The Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) system allows victims and other individuals to check on the status of persons being held in jails and prisons throughout the state of Oregon. The system will to check the status of inmates and also allows in individual  to set up alerts so they can be notified when …