2017 ORS 421.125¹
Clothing, money and documents for released inmate
  • inmate moneys
  • rules
  • fees

(1) Upon the discharge or parole of an inmate from the Department of Corrections, the department shall:

(a) Ensure that the discharged or paroled inmate is properly clothed; and

(b) Provide the discharged or paroled inmate with the following documents:

(A) Verification of the inmate’s work history while in the custody of the department.

(B) Certification of any educational programs completed by the inmate while in the custody of the department.

(C) Certification of any treatment programs completed by the inmate while in the custody of the department.

(2) It is the responsibility of every inmate of the Department of Corrections, during the inmate’s term of imprisonment, to accumulate funds in anticipation of parole, discharge or other authorized prerelease and for the purposes set out in this subsection. The Department of Corrections shall adopt rules to:

(a) Safeguard inmate moneys, whether the moneys are from earnings of the inmate while in a Department of Corrections institution, or from other sources, and to provide for disbursement of the moneys to the inmate following the inmate’s release from imprisonment;

(b) Establish, within appropriations provided for this purpose, a program of release funds to be provided for inmates who have not been able to accumulate sufficient moneys to accommodate the inmates’ release needs;

(c) Assess and collect fees for self-improvement programs, services and assistance provided by the department to inmates who have sufficient moneys to pay for the programs, services and assistance;

(d) Permit inmates to purchase elective programs, services or assistance that are approved but not provided by the department;

(e) Assess and collect disciplinary fines and restitution from inmates for damages or destruction caused by willful misconduct of the inmates; and

(f) Assess and collect fees from inmates from funds to be credited to, or received for deposit in, inmate trust accounts, not to exceed five percent of the amount of the credit or deposit, to offset the costs of administering inmate trust accounts.

(3)(a) An inmate sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections by an Oregon court is eligible to apply for release funds for a period up to 90 days following the release of the inmate from the Department of Corrections institution by parole or discharge, including a release to the legal custody of another authority in this state.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, inmates released to the legal custody of another authority in this state for ultimate transfer to the custody of a law enforcement or corrections agency in another state are not eligible to apply for release funds until released by the other authority in this state. [Amended by 1955 c.265 §1; 1967 c.612 §1; 1969 c.502 §11; 1969 c.597 §122b; 1969 c.678 §3; 1983 c.447 §1; 1987 c.320 §168; 2009 c.139 §1; 2011 c.390 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 421—Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors421.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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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