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  • Transitional Savings & Court-ordered Financial Obligations - Update as of 10/3/18
    We want to update you on Senate Bill 844 –Transitional Savings and Court-ordered Financial Obligationsand changes impacting the men and women in our custody. 

    The Department of Corrections (DOC) is authorized to collect a portion of trust account deposits for two important reasons:  
    • Transitional savings account and
    • Court-ordered financial obligations

     

    Protected Spending Accounts

    • Deposits into transitional savings accounts, that took place as a result of protected funds transfers into general spending accounts, have been reversed. Inmates will see it reversed on their next Trust statement. 
    • If an inmate has a protected reserve account, he or she will be able to transfer funds from that account into their general spending without ORS 423.105 being applied 
    • Now, protected funds are exempt from Court-Ordered Financial Obligations (COFO) when transferred to a general spending account to purchase commissary.
    • ​​A letter was sent to everyone who has received some form of protected funds since July 2018.

    Next Steps for Protected Account

    • ​We are making system changes to allow commissary spending to occur from either a protected reserve account or a general spending account, but this will take time.
    • If an inmate has a protected reserve account, he or she will need to transfer funds from that account into their general spending account, if you wish to make commissary purchases.
    • While we are reprogramming our accounting system, internal (DOC) debt and external debt (Court Fees, etc.) collection has been stopped for inmates who receive protected funds.  The suspension of all debt collection will remain in place until a better solution has been found. 
    All details can be found on the Transitional Savings and Court-ordered Financial Obligations document.
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