Prison Term Hearing Waiver
(1)Notwithstanding OAR 255-030-0023 (Inmate Appearance at Board Hearing)(3), an inmate may waive his/her right to a prison term hearing based on the following criteria:
(a)Sentence of less than 15 years; and
(b)Non-person felony (The non-person felonies are designated on Exhibit A-I of these rules.); and
(c)Matrix range of up to 14–20 months; and
(d)Completed Prison Term Hearing Packet.
(2)Within the time limits provided by OAR 255-030-0010 (Scheduling Prison Term Hearings), the Board, at its discretion, may notify the inmate in writing of:
(a)His/her eligibility to waive the prison term hearing; and
(b)The proposed prison term and conditions of parole.
(3)A Department of Corrections counselor will review the waiver form with the inmate.
(4)Upon receipt of a signed waiver, the Board shall make the findings required by OAR 255-035-0013 (Factors Which Determine an Initial Parole Release Date) or 255-035-0014 (Initial Parole Release Date for Offenders Whose Probations Are Revoked November 1, 1989 or Later) and shall send the final Board order to the inmate.
(5)If the Board is not satisfied that the waiver was made knowingly and intelligently or if it needs more information before making its decision, the Board may deny the waiver and order a hearing.
Rule 255-030-0024 — Prison Term Hearing Waiver,