The mission of the Grant County Correctional Facility is to promote public safety by securely and humanely confining all those legally committed to its 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 staff shall be trained in and strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism in the performance of their duties.
The Grant County Correctional Facility is located in Canyon City, Oregon, which is our County seat. The facility was 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. Sgt. Josh Wolf manages the jail.
Inmates of this facility have the ability to have visitors by appointment, can make contact by and through written communications through the US Mail and also have the ability to make collect phone calls or with pre-paid 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 used for the ongoing support of inmate programs and recreation. There is both an indoor and outdoor recreation opportunity. This includes activities such as weights, basketball, ping pong, library and television. These services are not funded with taxpayer dollars. Money can be mailed or brought to the facility and put on an inmate's account.
Inmates can be bailed by posting cash through our jail staff.
The Grant County Jail does not provide a work release program.
The Grant County Sheriff reserves the right to permit incarcerated inmates out on pass on rare occasion to attend a funeral, deal with an family member who may be near death, attend church services, and whatever else that might be deemed appropriate at the time.