OAR 291-127-0415
Eligibility of Prospective Visitors


All persons, except as specifically provided in these rules, are eligible to be considered by the Department for approval to visit an inmate confined in a Department of Corrections facility, upon application and request by the inmate or prospective visitor.


A person is ineligible to visit an inmate confined in a Department of Corrections facility if the person:


Has been convicted of, or has criminal charges pending against him or her for the following crimes or criminal activities:


Introduction or supplying, attempting or conspiring to introduce or supply contraband;


Possession, control or delivery of an explosive device or substance, including attempt or conspiracy to do the same; or


Assisting an inmate in an escape or unlawful departure from a correctional facility, including an attempt or conspiracy to do the same.


Has any pending criminal charges;


Is an inmate on transitional leave or who is assigned to another Department of Corrections facility;


Has been determined by the Department to have introduced or conspired to introduce contraband as defined in the Department’s rule on Prohibited Inmate Conduct (OAR 291-105) and the person was permanently removed from the inmate’s visiting list;


Is a victim of the inmate’s crime(s) of conviction, past or present, and the crime is a person felony or person misdemeanor crime as defined in the Oregon Administrative Rules, 213-003-0001 (Definitions);


Has been convicted of a person crime (as defined in OAR 213-003-0001 (Definitions)) and the inmate is a victim of that crime;


Is or has been a co-defendant with the inmate in any criminal prosecution, past or present;


Has been convicted of the unlawful possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance as defined in ORS 475.005 (Definitions for ORS 475.005 to 475.285 and 475.752 to 475.980)(6) within the last three years;


Has been incarcerated for conviction of a felony crime in a state, county or federal corrections facility at some time in the past three years;


Is a former Department of Corrections employee, or law enforcement personnel who resigned in lieu of termination from their position as a result of an inappropriate relationship with an inmate, or who was discovered after their resignation, retirement or termination to have been engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an inmate; or


Is a former non-employee service provider whose facility access has been denied as a result of an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.


A person who is on probation, parole or post-prison supervision will be eligible to apply for visiting with the written consent of the person’s parole/probation officer, or in the case of court-supervised probation, with the written consent of the supervising judge, and the approval of the superintendent or designee, subject to all eligibility requirements in this rule.


Current Department of Corrections employees, volunteers and contractors are ineligible to visit an inmate unless the inmate is a member of the employee’s, volunteer’s, or contractor’s immediate family as defined in these rules.


A prospective visitor may not be on more than one inmate’s approved visiting list at the facility where the inmate is confined, unless the prospective visitor is an immediate family member to both inmates.


Non-employee service providers may be approved to visit more than one inmate in the same facility if approved by the Social Support Services Administrator or Designee.


Non-employee service providers may not visit any inmates at the same facility in which they are volunteering or providing services unless approved by the superintendent.

Source: Rule 291-127-0415 — Eligibility of Prospective Visitors, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-127-0415.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 291-127-0415’s source at or​.us