2017 ORS 421.168¹
Transitional leave
  • rules

(1) The Department of Corrections shall establish a short-term transitional leave program. The program shall provide inmates with an opportunity to secure appropriate transitional support when necessary for successful reintegration into the community prior to the inmate’s discharge to post-prison supervision.

(2) The Department of Corrections shall identify each inmate who is eligible for the short-term transitional leave program and shall, in conjunction with the supervisory authority for the county to which the inmate will be released, assist each eligible inmate in preparing a transition plan and in identifying and applying for an employment, educational or other transitional opportunity in the community.

(3) If the inmate’s transition plan is approved by the department and is an essential part of the inmate’s successful reintegration into the community, the department may grant a transitional leave no more than 120 days prior to the inmate’s discharge date.

(4) An inmate is not eligible for transitional leave before having served six months of prison incarceration.

(5) The department shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. The rules must include a set of release conditions for inmates released on transitional leave status. An inmate on transitional leave status is subject to immediate return to prison for any violation of the conditions of release.

(6) The provisions of this section do not apply to inmates whose sentences were imposed under ORS 137.635 (Determinate sentences required for certain felony convictions), 137.690 (Major felony sex crime), 137.700 (Offenses requiring imposition of mandatory minimum sentences), 137.707 (Adult prosecution of 15-, 16- or 17-year-old offenders), 164.061 (Sentence for aggravated theft in the first degree when victim 65 years of age or older), 475.907 (Sentencing for unlawful delivery of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin or ecstasy to minors), 475.925 (Sentences for certain controlled substance offenses), 475.930 (Imposition of sentence under ORS 164.061, 475.907, 475.924 and 475.925) or 813.011 (Felony driving under the influence of intoxicants) or under a provision of law that prohibits release on any form of temporary leave from custody. [1989 c.790 §63; 2013 c.649 §§13,15; 2017 c.673 §4]

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).
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