2015 ORS § 421.500¹

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) There is no method in this state for diverting sentenced offenders from a traditional correctional setting;

(2) The absence of a program that instills discipline, enhances self-esteem and promotes alternatives to criminal behavior has a major impact on overcrowding of prisons and criminal recidivism in this state; and

(3) An emergency need exists to implement a highly structured corrections program that involves intensive mental and physical training and substance abuse treatment. [1993 c.681 §1; 1999 c.239 §2]

Note: 421.500 (Findings) to 421.512 (Rulemaking) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 421 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.