2015 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.

(3) When a county that operates a local correctional facility has conducted, or caused a public or private entity to conduct, an inspection of the local correctional facility within 24 months before an inspection would be conducted under subsection (1) of this section, the department is not required to conduct the next inspection required under subsection (1) of this section if:

(a) The standards meet or exceed the standards established in ORS 169.076 (Standards for local correctional facilities);

(b) The inspection is conducted in a manner that allows the county to satisfy the requirement of paragraph (c) of this subsection; and

(c) Within 45 days after the inspection is completed, the county provides to the department:

(A) A statement or copy of the standards used to conduct the inspection and the date the standards were adopted; and

(B) A portion of the findings and recommendations of the inspection that is the equivalent of the information that would have been obtained in an inspection conducted under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) The information provided to the department under subsection (3) of this section is a public record for the purposes of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) and is subject to the same disclosure requirements and retention schedule that applies to an inspection conducted under subsection (1) of this section. [1973 c.740 §2; 1979 c.338 §2; 1979 c.487 §2; 1987 c.320 §91; 1993 c.33 §310; 2003 c.475 §1; 2013 c.63 §1]

Chapter 169

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 32 (1973)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 169—Local and Regional Correctional Facilities; Prisoners; Juvenile Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors169.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 169, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano169.­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.