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BOARD FAQs
BOARD ACTION FORMS
How do I Read a Board Action Form?
The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision releases its decisions in Board Action Forms (BAFs).  These forms contain much information, but can be difficult to read without a key. 
 

CRIME VICTIM REGISTRATION
How do I Register as a Crime Victim for Notifications from the Board?

What is VINE?
What is Vine and How Do I Register?
VINE is a free and anonymous telephone service that is designed to provide two important features to crime victims and other citizens: information and notification. VINE is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 
VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the Department of Corrections and individuals currently on probation/parole/post-prison supervision.
 
The Oregon VINE service is available in English and Spanish. A live operator is available to provide assistance to anyone calling the toll-free number for any reason.
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PUBLIC RECORDS
Are written materials I send to the Board confidential?
Under Oregon Public Records Law onlythose written materials provided by registered victims of the inmate or offender’s actual crime can be held as confidential. The Board will release those materials to the inmate and the public only if the victim has specifically waived the confidentiality of that particular item.
Despite prior practice, the Board can no longer shield from disclosure written materials sent by non-victims, including victim relatives, community members and the general public [ORS 192.502 (4)(5)]. These written materials will not be redacted in any way except for the removal of confidential victim addresses and phone numbers that may have been listed in the letter or e-mail. These materials will be included in the inmate’s hearings packet and will be made available to the public and to the news media upon request under Oregon’s Public Records Law [ORS 144.130].
Materials that had incorrectly been held as confidential in the past cannot be shielded from disclosure in the future.
For reference, the relevant statutes are:
ORS 192.502 Other public records exempt from disclosure.  (4) Information submitted to a public body in confidence and not otherwise required by law to be submitted, where such information should reasonably be considered confidential, the public body has obliged itself in good faith not to disclose the information, and when the public interest would suffer by the disclosure. (5) Information or records of the Department of Corrections, including the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, to the extent that disclosure would interfere with the rehabilitation of a person in custody of the department or substantially prejudice or prevent the carrying out of the functions of the department, if the public interest in confidentiality clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
ORS 144.130 Prisoner to have access to written materials considered at hearings or interviews; access procedures. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 179.495, prior to a parole hearing or other personal interview, each prisoner shall have access to the written materials which the board shall consider with respect to the release of the prisoner on parole, with the exception of materials exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.502 (5).