2007 ORS § 169.070¹
Coordination of state services by Department of Corrections
  • inspections to determine compliance with standards

(1) The Department of Corrections shall provide and coordinate state services to local governments with respect to local correctional facilities and juvenile detention facilities. The Director of the Department of Corrections shall designate staff to provide technical assistance to local governmental agencies in the planning and operation of local correctional facilities, lockups, temporary holds and juvenile detention facilities, and advice on provisions of state law applicable to these facilities. The department shall inspect local correctional facilities, lockups, temporary holds and juvenile detention facilities, to ensure compliance with the standards established in ORS 169.076 (Standards for local correctional facilities) to 169.078 (Standards for temporary hold facilities), 169.740 (Standards for juvenile detention facilities), 419A.059 (Designation of detention and shelter facilities) and 419B.180 (Shelter and detention facilities).

(2) In carrying out its duties under subsection (1) of this section, the department may enter into agreements with public or private entities to conduct inspections of local correctional facilities, lockups, temporary holds and juvenile detention facilities. [1973 c.740 §2; 1979 c.338 §2; 1979 c.487 §2; 1987 c.320 §91; 1993 c.33 §310; 2003 c.475 §1]