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]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 423—Corrections and Crime Control Administration and Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­423.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.