OAR 291-156-0020
Specific Uses of Funds

The Department may, with legislative and executive department authorization, use Inmate Welfare Fund monies to fund 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. Specific uses of the fund may include, but are not limited to, operation, support or enhancement of the following programs, services and activities:


Education programs;


Alcohol and drug treatment and education programs;


Department of Corrections facility canteens, including copying machine made available for inmate use through the facility canteens;


Inmate trust accounting system;


Provision of postage-paid envelopes for indigent inmates;


Provision of nonprescription, over-the-counter health aids made available for inmate use in inmate housing units in Department of Corrections facilities;


Department of Corrections facility libraries designated for inmate use;


Department of Corrections facility visiting room equipment, supplies and services; and


Inmate activities programs, including:


Equipment for television viewing;


Visiting music/entertainment groups;


Music equipment and supplies;


Activities equipment, supplies and services;


Repair of equipment purchased from the Inmate Welfare Fund;


Food or supplies for food for special occasions;


Inmate awards for the purpose of providing umpires, referees, and maintaining activity equipment and apparel;


Inmate tournaments and holiday events;


Inmate club activities; and


Entertainment equipment, supplies and services.

Source: Rule 291-156-0020 — Specific Uses of Funds, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-156-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 291-156-0020’s source at or​.us