ORS 169.685¹
Inmate Welfare Fund Account

(1) A city or county that maintains a local or regional correctional facility shall establish an Inmate Welfare Fund Account, separate and distinct from the general fund of the city or county. All moneys in the account may be expended only for inmate welfare and may not be used for regular inmate meals, inmate clothing, inmate medical care, facility maintenance or staff salaries, staff clothing or staff equipment.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Inmate welfare” means items or programs that enhance the lives of inmates, including but not limited to education programs, job training programs, drug and alcohol treatment programs, exercise equipment, televisions, cable subscriptions, electronic law library access, magazine subscriptions, books, board games, microwaves available for inmate use and meals or other foods provided for special events.

(b) “Regional correctional facility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 169.620 (“Regional correctional facility” defined). [2019 c.335 §6]

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 169—Local and Regional Correctional Facilities; Prisoners; Juvenile Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors169.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 169, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano169.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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