Authorized Inmate Property
(1)Each inmate may possess authorized personal property and state-issued clothing not to exceed the capacity of the designated storage space located in the inmate’s assigned housing area. Each inmate is authorized to posses only the following personal property items:
(b)One CD player;
(c)One portable/pocket radio;
(d)One radio/tape player (boom box): An existing radio/tape player (boom box) acquired through authorized means and possessed by the inmate prior to the effective date of this rule may be retained by the inmate until transfer or release.
(e)One alarm clock;
(f)Jewelry: One plain, smooth wedding band, without stones or protrusions (must be married to possess), and one watch purchased through the canteen;
(g)Religious Items: Items authorized for religious use by inmate in accordance with the rule on Religious Activities (Inmate) (OAR 291-143) that are purchased through the canteen or authorized in writing by the staff chaplain;
(h)One acoustic guitar or other stringed instrument similar to and no larger than a guitar ordered/purchased through the canteen, and supporting equipment as appropriate (e.g., instrument strap, case, pitch pipe, and plastic picks),
(A)Instrument strings will be available for purchase through the facility canteen on a one for one exchange basis.
(B)Existing electric guitar and supporting equipment acquired through authorized means and possessed by the inmate prior to the effective date of this rule may be retained by the inmate until transfer or release.
(i)Personal and authorized books, magazines, newspapers, photos, personal mail, and any item purchased through the canteen or another approved process;
(j)Authorized legal material;
(k)Medical prosthesis approved by Health Services;
(l)Cosmetic Appliances (female inmates only): One electric hair dryer, one electric curling iron/brush, and one electric flat iron for hair;
(m)Oregon driver’s license (for individual inmates assigned to minimum security facilities who have received written authorization from the functional unit manager/designee for work-related activity); and
(n)Personal Clothing: An inmate participating in an approved work release program at a minimum security facility may be authorized by the functional unit manager/designee to possess additional items of personal clothing necessary for the approved work activity.
(2)The following items are not subject to the space restrictions listed in this rule:
(a)One electric guitar and supporting equipment;
(b)One acoustic guitar and supporting equipment;
(d)One radio/tape player (boom box); and
(e)Medical prosthesis approved by Health Services.
(f)Other items may be exempted from designated storage limits as approved by the functional unit manager/designee.
(3)Inmate personal property authorized at one Department of Corrections facility is authorized at all Department of Corrections facilities, except for the following items that are not allowed to transfer: 13-inch television, radio/tape player (boom box), electric guitar and supporting equipment, or other property approved as an institution-specific incentive property item (pilot project) until such time as the item is approved for all facilities departmentwide.
Rule 291-117-0080 — Authorized Inmate Property,