2007 ORS § 423.425¹
Investigatory authority

(1) The Corrections Ombudsman shall investigate, on complaint or on the ombudsman’s own motion, any corrections action that is or is alleged to be:

(a) Contrary to or inconsistent with law or Department of Corrections practice;

(b) Based on mistaken facts or irrelevant considerations;

(c) Inadequately explained when reasons should have been revealed;

(d) Inefficiently performed; or

(e) Unreasonable, unfair, or otherwise objectionable, even though in accordance with law.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the Corrections Ombudsman may decide not to investigate because:

(a) The complainant could reasonably be expected to use a different administrative remedy or action;

(b) The complaint is trivial, frivolous, vexatious or not made in good faith; or

(c) The complaint has been too long delayed to justify present examination. [1977 c.378 §6; 1987 c.320 §217]