ORS 420.240¹
Work release program
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Youth Authority may establish and administer a work release program in which persons who are committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections and placed in the physical custody of the youth authority under ORS 137.124 (Commitment of defendant to Department of Corrections or county) or other statute may be authorized to leave assigned quarters for the purpose of:

(a) Participating in private, gainful employment;

(b) Participating in a work program approved by the youth authority, including work with public or private agencies or persons, with or without compensation;

(c) Obtaining in this state additional education, including but not limited to vocational, technical and general education;

(d) Participating in alcohol or drug treatment programs;

(e) Participating in mental health programs;

(f) Specific treatment to develop independent living skills; or

(g) Other purposes established by the youth authority by rule.

(2) After consulting with the Department of Corrections, the youth authority shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of ORS 420.240 (Work release program) to 420.265 (Unauthorized absence).

(3) The provisions of this section do not apply to persons sentenced under ORS 137.635 (Determinate sentences required for certain felony convictions), 137.700 (Offenses requiring imposition of mandatory minimum sentences) or 137.707 (Mandatory minimum sentences for certain juvenile offenders waived to adult court) or any other provision of law that prohibits eligibility for any form of temporary leave from custody. [2013 c.229 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 420—Youth Correction Facilities; Youth Care Centers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors420.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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