OAR 291-117-0005
Authority, Purpose, and Policy


Authority: The authority for this rule is granted to the Director of the Department of Corrections in accordance with ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties), 423.020 (Department of Corrections), 423.030 (Department not limited by ORS 423.020), and 423.075 (Director).


Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to establish policy and procedures for inmates in Department of Corrections facilities, to acquire, possess, store and dispose of property consistent with sound correctional practices and the safe, secure, orderly and efficient operation and management of Department facilities.


Policy: Within the inherent limitations of resources and the need for facility security, safety, health and good order, it is the policy of the Department of Corrections that inmates are authorized to acquire, possess, store and dispose of property in accordance with and subject to the procedures and restrictions set forth in these rules. Primary objectives of these rules are:


To provide for the processing of inmate personal property in a prompt, orderly and efficient manner;


To prevent the introduction and creation of contraband or articles which could constitute a safety and/or security hazard;


To limit the amount of personal property which may be acquired and retained consistent with sound correctional practices, taking into consideration available space, accountability, fire, health, safety, sanitation, and security needs;


To provide for the safekeeping, storage, or disposal of inmate personal property; and


To allow personal property to transfer with an inmate from one Department of Corrections facility to another Department of Corrections facility.

Source: Rule 291-117-0005 — Authority, Purpose, and Policy, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-117-0005.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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