This page contains rules that have been adopted by ODOC within the last three months.
Rules published by the Secretary of State are available online on a site maintained by the Oregon Secretary of State. The permanent rule compilation published by the Secretary of State are updated the first of every month.
The department has developed non-cash incentives to encourage pro-social behavior among inmates and to motivate inmates towards positive institutional behavior and program compliance. These modifications update the privileges and services available to inmates to increase the effectiveness of the use of incentives in managing inmate behavior.
Prison Advisory Committee
These rule amendments will allow the department to determine if a prison advisory committee should be established for a department correctional facility, rather than requiring one be established
Hygiene, Grooming, and Sanitation of inmates in Department of Corrections institutions
These rule amendments clarify and update standards for proper hygiene and grooming of inmates.
Assignment of Maximum Custody Inmates to Special Security Housing
These rule amendments are necessary in order for the department to clarify and conform its administrative rules to reflect the department's historical policy and practice of classifying inmates that are pending retrial in a case in which a death sentence may be re-imposed as maximum custody, and assigning these inmates to special security housing separate from the general inmate population, to provide the maximum level of inmate security, control, and supervision. The department intends that these temporary rule amendments apply retroactively to persons sentenced to the legal and physical custody of the department before, on or after the effective date of these rule amendments.
Use of Force of DOC Community Corrections Employees
These amendments are necessary to clarify expectations in regards to use of force by DOC Community Corrections offices; streamline the review process for use of force incidents, making it consistent with the process used by the Operations Division of the departent; and other housekeeping items to update the language to current terminology and reflect organizational changes since the last revision of these rules.
Access to Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision Hearings held in DOC Institutions
Reorganization of the rules that relate to inmate accompaniment to Board hearings is necessary to separate the rule that requires joint rulemaking with the Board into a discrete section to promote efficiency and clarify.