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Dept. of Corr. - Recently Adopted Rules
This page contains rules that have been adopted by ODOC within the last three months, including temporary rules. 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.  
 
 
Savanna Haven Property
 
These rules are necessary to establish as policy of the Department of Corrections the appropriate utilization of approximately 104 acres of real property owned by the department situated in Marion County, Oregon, inside the City of Salem bordering the Oregon State Correctional Institution. Consistent with the Oregon Sustainability Act, it is the policy of the department to maintain and utilize the property in a manner that preserves the habitat values of the existing oak savanna and secure the area from commercial and industrial encroachment.
 
Effective 3/3/14
 
 
Change in Classification System for Assigning Custody Levels to Inmates in DOC Custody
 
These temporary modifications are necessry to update the policy and procedures of the classification system for assigning inmates with the appropriate custody level, and to provide clarification for scoring the custody classifiation guide. Within the custody classification guide, the designators for escape history have been modified to more accurately assess an inmate's escape risk. Other changes are of a housekeeping nature to reflect operational changes within the agency.
 
Effective 2/12/14
 
 
 
Arrest and Transport
 
These modifications are necessary to clarify minimum training standards needed for a parole officer to make an arrest.
 
Effective 1/14/14
 
 
 
Cross-Gender Searches and Searches of Transgender and Intersex Inmates in DOC Custody
 
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2003. The U.S. Department of Justice finalized and published national PREA standards (28 C.F.R. Part 115) for all prisons, jails, lockups, and detention facilities in the United States in 2012. The final rule adopts national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to incidents of sexual violence, sexual coercion and sexual solicitation. These rule modifications are necessary to ensure ODOC administrative rules for conducting cross-gender searches and searches of transgender and intersex inmates align with national PREA standards.
 
Effective 3/4/14
 
 
Inmate Grievances Regarding Allegations of Sexual Abuse
 
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2003. The U.S. Department of Justice finalized and published national PREA standards (28 C.F.R. Part 115) for all prisons, jails, lockups, and detention facilities in the United States in 2012. The final rule adopts national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to incidents of sexual violence, sexual coercion and sexual solicitation. These temporary rule modifications are necessary to ensure ODOC administrative rules for processing of inmate grievances regarding allegations of sexual abuse align with the national PREA standards.
 
Effective 3/3/14
 
 
Earned Time Credits for Crimes Committed on or after July 1, 2013
 
This temporary rule is necessary to establish by administrative rule changes made to ORS 421.121 with regard to earned time credits from 2010 legislation (SB 1007) that went into effect on July 1, 2013. Inmates serving sentences for crimes committed on or after July 1, 2013 may earn sentence reduction credits up to 20 percent. Some inmates are not eligible for any earned time credits, including inmates serving a sentence for a Measure 11 crime (mandatory minimum).
 
Effective 1/17/14
 
 
 
Non-Cash Incentives 
 
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.
 
Effective 1/14/14