OAR 255-035-0016
Variations from the Ranges for Aggravation or Mitigation


The Board may depart from the appropriate parole matrix range only upon making a specific finding that there is aggravation or mitigation which justifies departure from the range pursuant to OAR 255-005-0005 (Definitions), Exhibit E (Parts 1 and 2). The Board shall clearly state on the record the facts and specific reasons for its finding. The Board may give items of aggravation and mitigation different weight and not necessarily balance them one for one.


If a panel finds that the matrix range and the variations permitted a panel is inadequate to establish a prison term because of the panel’s findings of aggravation or mitigation, it shall secure a third vote for an additional variation or refer the matter to the Full Board.


OAR 255-005-0005 (Definitions), Exhibit D shows the maximum allowable variations from a range. The Board may apply a portion or all of the variation allowed.


The Board shall also apply these provisions to unified ranges.
[ED. NOTE: Exhibits referenced are available from the agency.]

Source: Rule 255-035-0016 — Variations from the Ranges for Aggravation or Mitigation, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=255-035-0016.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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