Programming Levels of Intensive Management Unit Inmates
(1)Program Level Criteria:
(a)The Assistant Superintendent of Correctional Rehabilitation or designee will establish criteria for the various program levels.
(b)All inmates assigned to an Intensive Management Unit or IMU status cell will begin on program level two. The IMU Inmate Program Committee will evaluate each inmate’s legal or investigative status, conduct, program involvement and behavior periodically.
(c)The initial review will be conducted 150 days after assignment to an IMU or IMU status cell and then at least every 90 days thereafter while on IMU status to determine further and appropriate program level assignment.
(A)An inmate may be demoted one or more program levels for conduct or behavior which threatens the safe, secure and orderly operation of the Intensive Management Unit or failure to participate in programs. An inmate will not be demoted to a program level one strictly for failure to participate in a program. Any demotion to level one shall be based on inmate behavior.
(B)If immediate action is necessary, the IMU shift supervisor may take appropriate action and recommend a reduction in an inmate’s program level and submit it to the Intensive Management Unit manager for approval. All demotions will be reviewed by the IMU Inmate Program Committee for final approval.
(d)Inmate Program Committee Guidelines for Level Advancement: The following criteria will be considered when evaluating an inmate’s adjustment in IMU for program level advancement:
(A)Level One: One month at level one with no major rule violation and no more than one minor rule violation may earn promotion to:
(B)Level Two: Two months at level two with no major rule violation and no more than one minor rule violation and active participation in prescribed programming may earn promotion to:
(C)Level Three: Three months at level three with no major rule violation and no more than one minor rule violation and a successful completion of prescribed programs may earn promotion to:
(D)Level Four: Maintain level four with no major rule violation and no more than one minor rule violation. Within 30 days of a promotion to level four a decision for promotion to level five or reassignment from IMU will be made.
(E)Level Five: Continue to present a serious management concern and are retained at custody Level 5.
(e)The provisions of this rule apply retroactively to all inmates assigned to an IMU or IMU status cell on or after December 29, 2014.
(2)Program Level Services and Activities: Services, activities, programs, incentives, and property may vary based on the architecture of the facility and individual needs of each assigned inmate. An inmate’s adjustment and behavior while housed in the Intensive Management Unit will determine the inmate’s service and activities program level. The schedule for programs and services are as follows:
(a)Level One basic services provided to Intensive Management Unit (IMU) inmates:
(A)Correspondence and photos (excluding publications): As received through the mail after assignment to level one.
(B)Commissary: Envelopes ordered every two weeks.
(C)Pen and paper.
(D)Legal services: As required in accordance with the department’s rule on Legal Affairs (Inmate), OAR 291-139. Inmates are authorized to possess legal materials for active and pending cases in accordance with OAR 291-117-0100 (Authorized Legal Property), Authorized Legal Property.
(E)Religious services and materials: As requested and meeting security requirements.
(F)Personal hygiene/shower: Three times per week.
(G)State issued personal care items (soap, tooth powder, toothbrush, comb, toilet paper).
(H)Bedding: One mattress, one pillow, one pillow case, two sheets, one towel, and blanket(s) as needed.
(I)Clothing: One set of undergarments, coverall and footwear.
(K)Treatment/Programming/Educational Services: As deemed appropriate to the individual treatment program and meeting security requirements.
(L)Library: Up to three paperback books on a scheduled exchange basis.
(b)Level Two services and activities available to IMU inmates: In addition to level one basic services:
(A)Recreation: 40 minutes per day, five days per week.
(B)Commissary: $25 worth of commissary items ordered every two weeks.
(C)Radio and headphones.
(D)One approved property storage container.
(E)Personal care items on the IMU commissary list from the inmate’s personal property or purchased after placement.
(F)One pair of personal shower shoes.
(G)Educational material, treatment or psychological service program materials: As requested, approved and meeting security requirements.
(c)Level Three services and activities available to IMU inmates: In addition to level two services:
(A)Commissary: $30 of commissary items ordered every two weeks.
(B)One pair of personal shoes.
(C)Personal books, stored appropriately.
(D)Personal property on the IMU commissary list.
(G)One photo album.
(F)Telephone access one time per week up to 40 minutes.
(d)Level Four services and activities available to IMU inmates: In addition to level three services:
(A)Commissary: $40 worth of commissary items ordered every two weeks.
(B)Personal property: No more than two approved storage containers.
(e)Level Five services and activities available to IMU inmates in addition to level four services:
(A)Commissary: $50 worth of commissary items ordered every two weeks.
(B)Telephone access up to one hour per day.
(C)Televisions purchased through commissary or issued from the inmate’s personal property.
(D)Personal electronic players as approved.
(3)Immediately following any action of self destruction, a medical or psychological services staff member will be consulted by the IMU Manager to determine if the inmate should be recommended for transfer to mental health special housing.
(4)IMU status inmates will be permitted to leave their cell as appropriate to their program level for visits, exercise, showers, medical, dental, or mental health services, hearings, interviews, or other reasons as authorized by the IMU Manager.
(a)The Assistant Superintendent of Security will assign escort supervision as deemed appropriate.
(b)IMU inmates will not be permitted to leave their cells without approval from the IMU Manager unless previously scheduled to do so for program participation. The inmate will be in restraints at all times while being escorted inside and outside the unit. Routine staff interviews may be accomplished at the inmate’s cell.
(5)The IMU Manager or designee will conduct a tour of the Intensive Management Unit at least once per shift. Inmates may address questions to the IMU Manager at this time.
Rule 291-055-0020 — Programming Levels of Intensive Management Unit Inmates,