Use of inmate labor in acquisition of crops to be consumed in state institutions
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Corrections or Oregon Corrections Enterprises may enter into a contract with a person for the purchase or donation of fruit, vegetables or other crops for use or consumption in state institutions. The contract may provide that any or all labor required inside or outside of the Department of Corrections institutions to harvest, load and transport the fruit, vegetables or other crop shall be performed by inmates confined in such institutions. The department or Oregon Corrections Enterprises may enter into a contract pursuant to this section only if it appears to the department or Oregon Corrections Enterprises that the contract would be advantageous.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of the Department of Corrections, in compliance with the rules of the department, may authorize the use of inmates from the institution for the purpose of harvesting, loading and transporting the fruit, vegetables or other crops which are the subject matter of a contract made under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) This section authorizes use of inmate labor for cultivating, clearing, grading, draining, restoring riparian areas and other improvement of private or public land, or any contract or agreement therefor. [1955 c.253 §2; 1959 c.687 §21; 1965 c.616 §70; 1969 c.502 §23; 1987 c.320 §198; 1999 c.955 §19]
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