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Youth may make phone calls to people on their approved contacts list. The number and length of their calls depend on their privilege level.

Incoming calls are allowed if the callers are identified and approved by the youth’s treatment team. If you have important information to pass on to a youth, call 503-842-4243 ext. 326.

All calls, except to attorneys, are in the presence of a staff members. Youth must speak only with the person being called. If staff feel the call is inappropriate, they can end the call.
Youth may correspond via mail. All outgoing mail is subject for review.

All incoming mail must have the youth’s full legal name and a return address.

Mail coming in will be opened and inspected for contraband. This is to keep all youth and staff safe. The mail will be scanned for any content that is prohibited by the facility. 

The following types of mail are not allowed, and may be rejected:
  • Mail with escape plans or plans to commit a crime or violate facility rules.
  • Sexually explicit material.
  • Contraband items, including but not limited to weapons, explosives, medications, electronic items, negotiable instruments (orders or promises to pay money), or photos with chemical substances on the back.
  • Mail from other incarcerated people, including other youth at OYA facilities, unless the facility superintendent approves in advance.
  • Mail to or from the youth’s victims, including through third parties, unless the facility superintendent approves in advance.
  • Publications that are contraband or harmful to a youth’s reformation.
  • Mail with attachments or enclosures that are glued, taped, or otherwise affixed to the envelope or its contents, such as stickers.
  • Mail that does not have a sending or return address.
  • Unauthorized business transactions, such as subscription promotions or credit card requests or applications.

If your mail is rejected, we will notify you and your youth within five business days of when we reject it. The notification will include information about how to appeal.

​For more information about visiting youth at Camp Tillamook, read our Visitation Information​ page.

​In lieu of in-person visits, youth and those on their approved visitors list are able to use Microsoft Teams to make video calls. To learn more, talk to the Camp Tillamook treatment team, who will provide instructions regarding how to use the program, and will help schedule these meetings.​

Guide to Microsoft Teams for families - English
Guía de Microsoft Teams para familias - español​​