Authority, Purpose, and Policy
(1)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), 179.510 (“Funds” defined) through 179.530 (Disbursements from accounts), 421.068 (Use of revenue from certain sources), 423.020 (Department of Corrections), 423.030 (Department not limited by ORS 423.020) and 423.075 (Director).
(2)Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to establish general Department of Corrections policy and procedures governing deposits to and expenditures from the Inmate Welfare Fund account established pursuant to ORS 421.068 (Use of revenue from certain sources).
(3)Policy: It is the policy of the Department of Corrections, pursuant to ORS 421.068 (Use of revenue from certain sources), to establish an account with the State Treasurer dedicated to provide monies to benefit the general inmate population and enhance inmate activities and programs, including education programs. This dedicated account shall be known as the Inmate Welfare Fund. Subject to legislative and executive department authorization through the normal budgeting and appropriation process, funds from the Inmate Welfare Fund account will be allocated to Department of Corrections facilities for a variety of programs, services and activities benefiting the general inmate population and enhancing inmate activities and programs, including capital construction and improvement projects in support of such programs, services and activities.
Rule 291-156-0005 — Authority, Purpose, and Policy,