Services, Programs and Activities
(1)Basic: The following basic programs and services will be provided to all inmates in IMU unless compelling security or safety reasons dictate otherwise.
(A)Except when under special diet specifically prescribed by the medical officer, each IMU inmate shall receive food prepared in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Food Service Programs, OAR 291-061.
(B)Food will be delivered to each inmate in his/her cell by a staff member.
(C)Food shall never be used as punishment.
(D)Intensive Management Unit inmates who intentionally misuse food or eating utensils may be subject to the provisions of the department’s rule governing Controlled Feeding, OAR 291-083.
(b)Clothing: A clean set of undergarments and coveralls will be provided on an exchange basis three times a week.
(c)Bedding: Clean sheets and one pillow case will be exchanged on a weekly basis. A clean towel will be provided on an exchange basis at least three times per week.
(d)Personal Hygiene/Shower: Inmates will be allowed to shower, shave and obtain necessary personal care items three times a week. Arrangements for haircuts will be arranged on a regularly scheduled basis.
(e)IMU inmates shall be provided correspondence privileges in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Mail (Inmate), OAR 291-131. Inmates may submit Interview Requests and grievances. Grievances will be handled in a manner prescribed by the Department of Corrections rule on Grievance Review System (Inmate), OAR 291-109.
(f)Legal Services: IMU inmates may pursue their legal activities in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Legal Affairs (Inmate), OAR 291-139. Legal material will be provided. Abuse of materials may result in disciplinary action. Attorney visits must be scheduled in advance.
(g)Religious: IMU inmates will be allowed to receive religious guidance if requested. Religious Services staff will visit each Intensive Management Unit once per week. Request for religious material will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent of Security or his/her designee prior to issuing to the inmate.
(i)Medical/Dental/Mental Health Services:
(A)Health care and mental health care services will be provided to inmates in IMU in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Health Services (Inmate), OAR 291-124.
(B)A member of the Health Services staff shall minimally visit IMU inmates three times weekly. The staff member will provide each inmate an opportunity to talk with him/her and refer requests for medical, dental, or mental health services to the appropriate staff member.
(C)A physician will visit Intensive Management Units as the need arises. Dental services will be provided on a schedule determined between the unit manager or his/her designee and the Health Services Manager.
(D)Mental Health Services:
(i)Behavioral Health Services staff shall perform and supervise mental health services as needed. Services may include crisis intervention, behavioral contracts, anger management, brokering out other mental health services, as well as transitional services.
(ii)While it is recognized some inmates refuse services and are otherwise unamenable to treatment, the accessibility to treatment services remains available during times of assessment, by inmate request, or could be fostered by an inmate’s uncontrollable behavior(s).
(2)Services: Depending on unit adjustment and inmate programming level, inmates have opportunities for increased programs and services. These programs and services may include the following:
(a)Visits: Visits will be conducted in accordance with the department’s rule on Visiting (Inmate), OAR 291-127. Visits will be conducted in a basic visiting area for IMU status inmates. Visits must be scheduled at least three days in advance of the visit. Two one-hour sessions will be made available monthly. Additional visiting sessions may be made available based on facility architecture and approved by the IMU Manager.
(b)Exercise: Inmates on IMU status shall have the opportunity to exercise out of their cells as outlined by the IMU program level, except for those inmates who receive a conduct order or disciplinary sanction as provided in the department’s rule on Prohibited Inmate Conduct (OAR 291-105). Inmates eligible to exercise will receive 40 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. The 40-minute exercise period will begin when the inmate exits his/her cell.
(c)Library: Paperback books are available for inmate use on an exchange basis. The books may be exchanged on a regularly scheduled basis.
(d)Commissary: As outlined in OAR 291-055-0020 (Programming Levels of Intensive Management Unit Inmates), inmates may be eligible to purchase commissary items based upon their IMU program level. Commissary items will be issued every other week to eligible inmates. Authorized commissary items on the approved IMU Commissary List may be purchased.
(e)Education: Education services may be made available to inmates assigned to IMU or to an IMU status cell to assist in developing each inmate’s academic needs.
(f)Correctional Counselor Services: A correctional counselor will be assigned to each IMU.
(g)The services listed in sections (a) through (f) above will be provided unless security, staff availability, safety or sanitation considerations dictate otherwise as authorized by the functional unit manager or designee.
(h)Additional incentives may be offered to inmates assigned to double bunk cells.
Rule 291-055-0045 — Services, Programs and Activities,