OAR 255-035-0030
Parole Denial


Except when the result is life imprisonment, the board, with a majority vote of members, may deny parole pursuant to ORS 144.120 (Initial parole hearing)(4) when:


The commitment offense included particularly violent or otherwise dangerous criminal conduct as defined by section 255-005-0005 (Definitions)(30); or


Two (2) or more Class A or Class B felony convictions preceded the commitment offense; or


The inmate’s record includes a psychiatric or psychological diagnosis of a present severe emotional disturbance such as to constitute a danger to the health and safety of the community.


When the result of parole denial is life in prison, the board shall agree unanimously.


A panel may refer the matter to the full board with the recommendation that the board deny parole based on the criteria listed in subsection (1) of this section.


When the board chooses not to set a parole release date, it shall clearly state on the record the facts and specific reasons for that decision.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 255-035-0030’s source at or​.us