2015 ORS 144.098¹
Review of release plan

(1) When the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision or a local supervisory authority responsible for correctional services for an inmate reviews an inmate’s release plan prior to approval of the plan as required by ORS 144.096 (Release plan), it may interview the inmate and may review the following information:

(a) Reports of any physical, psychiatric or psychological examinations of the inmate;

(b) The presentence investigation report specified by ORS 144.791 (Presentence report in felony conviction cases) or, if no such report has been prepared, a report of similar content prepared by institutional staff;

(c) The record of the inmate’s conduct during confinement; and

(d) Any other information relevant to the inmate’s reintegration into the community that may be submitted by the inmate, the inmate’s attorney, the victim of the crime, the Department of Corrections, local corrections agencies or any other person.

(2) If the board reviews a release plan, the board must attempt to notify the victim before the review of the release plan by sending written notice to the victim if the victim requests to be notified and furnishes the board with a current address. The notice must inform the victim that the victim may submit information concerning the inmate and the crime to the board for the board’s consideration.

(3) The department or local corrections agency shall provide to the board or local supervisory authority reviewing the release plan any psychiatric or psychological reports held by the department or local corrections agency regarding the inmate. However, if the psychiatrist or psychologist who prepared the report or any treating psychiatrist or psychologist determines that disclosure to the inmate of the contents of the report would be detrimental to the inmate’s mental or emotional health, the psychiatrist or psychologist may indorse upon the report a recommendation that it not be disclosed to the inmate. The department or local corrections agency may withhold from the board or supervisory authority reviewing the plan any report so indorsed. [1989 c.790 §32b; 1997 c.525 §7]

Note: See second note under 144.096 (Release plan).

Note: Sections 29, 33 and 38 (2), chapter 649, Oregon Laws 2013, provide:

Sec. 29. Reentry courts. (1) When a circuit court in a participating county sentences a person to a term of imprisonment, the court may order that the person participate in a reentry court, subject to admission under subsection (3) of this section, as a condition of post-prison supervision.

(2) At any time prior to the termination of post-prison supervision, the supervisory authority may provide a report to the reentry court recommending that a person sentenced under subsection (1) of this section be admitted into the reentry court.

(3) When a reentry court receives a report described in subsection (2) of this section, or an inmate release plan prepared under ORS 144.096 (Release plan), that recommends the admission of a person sentenced under subsection (1) of this section into a reentry court, the court may enter an order admitting the person into the reentry court.

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 137.124 (Commitment of defendant to Department of Corrections or county) and 423.478 (Duties of department and counties) and any other provision of law, when a court enters an order admitting a person into a reentry court, the court may:

(a) Issue a warrant and cause the person to be arrested for violating a condition of post-prison supervision.

(b) Appoint counsel to represent the person in accordance with ORS 135.050 (Eligibility for court-appointed counsel), if the person is financially eligible.

(c) Determine whether the conditions of post-prison supervision have been violated and impose sanctions for the violations.

(5)(a) When the court conducts a post-prison supervision violation hearing under this section, the person may admit or deny alleged violations of conditions of post-prison supervision. The person and the state may present evidence at the hearing.

(b) If the court determines by a preponderance of the evidence that a person admitted into a reentry court has violated the conditions of post-prison supervision, the court may impose sanctions for the violations that are consistent with the rules adopted under ORS 144.106 (Violation of post-prison supervision conditions) and 144.107 (Sanctions for violations of conditions of post-prison supervision), except that the court may not impose a sanction of imprisonment in a correctional facility that exceeds 12 months.

(6)(a) When a court issues a warrant under this section and causes a person admitted into a reentry court to be arrested and taken into custody for violating a condition of post-prison supervision, the person shall be brought before a magistrate during the first 36 hours in custody, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The magistrate may order the person held pending a violation hearing or transferred to the county in which the reentry court is located, or may release the person upon the condition that the person appear in court at a later date for a post-prison violation hearing. If the person is held on an out-of-county warrant, the magistrate may order the person released subject to an additional order that the person report within seven calendar days to the reentry court.

(b) Except for good cause shown, if the person is held in custody and the violation hearing is not held within 14 calendar days following the person’s arrest, the person shall be released from custody.

(7) As used in this section, "participating county" means a county:

(a) That has applied for and received a grant under section 53 of this 2013 Act to administer a reentry court; and

(b) For which the presiding judge of the judicial district in which the county is located issues an order establishing a reentry court steering committee consisting of:

(A) A circuit court judge;

(B) A district attorney;

(C) A criminal defense attorney;

(D) A parole and probation officer;

(E) A representative of the business community;

(F) A representative of the education community; and

(G) Any other person the presiding judge determines is appropriate. [2013 c.649 §29]

Sec. 33. Section 29 of this 2013 Act is repealed on July 1, 2023. [2013 c.649 §33]

Sec. 38. (2) The repeal of section 29 of this 2013 Act by section 33 of this 2013 Act and the amendments to ORS 40.015 (Rule 101. Applicability of Oregon Evidence Code), 144.096 (Release plan), 144.101 (Board's jurisdiction over conditions of post-prison supervision) and 144.106 (Violation of post-prison supervision conditions) by sections 34 to 37 of this 2013 Act do not affect the jurisdiction of a reentry court over a person sentenced under section 29 of this 2013 Act. [2013 c.649 §38(2)]

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 303-347 (1976)

Chapter 144

Notes of Decisions

Under rules of State Board of Parole, board could not in determining history/risk score, consider juvenile adjudica­tions that had been expunged pursuant to [former] ORS 419.800 to 419.839, even if prisoner admits to board that they occurred. West v. Board of Parole, 86 Or App 616, 739 P2d 1096 (1987)

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 32, 67-79 (1973)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 144—Parole; Post-Prison Supervision; Work Release; Executive Clemency; Standards for Prison Terms and Parole; Presentence Reports, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors144.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 144, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano144.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.