2015 ORS 421.504¹
Special alternative incarceration program
  • requirements

(1) The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, shall establish a special alternative incarceration program stressing a highly structured and regimented routine. The program:

(a) Shall reflect evidence-based practices;

(b) Shall include a component of intensive self-discipline, physical work and physical exercise;

(c) Shall provide for cognitive restructuring in conformance with generally accepted rehabilitative standards;

(d) May include a drug and alcohol treatment component that meets the standards promulgated by the Oregon Health Authority pursuant to ORS 430.357 (Minimum standards); and

(e) Shall be at least 270 days’ duration.

(2) The department shall provide capital improvements and capital construction necessary for the implementation of the program.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department may convert the special alternative incarceration program required by this section into an intensive alternative incarceration addiction program as described in ORS 421.506 (Intensive alternative incarceration addiction program) if the department determines that the needs of offenders in the department’s custody would be better served by an intensive alternative incarceration addiction program than by the special alternative incarceration program. [1993 c.681 §3; 1997 c.63 §3; 2005 c.271 §7; 2005 c.708 §12; 2007 c.617 §1; 2009 c.595 §380]

Note: See note under 421.500 (Findings).


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 421—Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors421.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.