OAR 416-060-0025
Media Facility Visitation Requirements


Media Representatives must identify themselves with a valid form of government-issued photo identification before they will be permitted to enter a Facility.


Media Representatives are subject to the same Facility entrance screening and contraband policies and procedures as are other visitors and in compliance with OAR chapter 416, division 420 (Visitors to OYA Facilities).


Notwithstanding subsection (2) above, Media Representatives granted entrance to a Facility generally will be permitted use of “tools of the trade,” subject to the written consent of the Superintendent/Camp Director. However, OYA may limit the number and type of tools of the trade that Media Representatives may bring into a Facility to make still or video pictures and audio recordings.


All approved equipment must be inventoried and searched by OYA staff prior to the Media Representative(s) entering the Facility.


Items not allowed into a Facility must be stored in the Media Representatives’ work or personal vehicle(s). OYA will not hold items for Facility visitors.


The Communications Manager, Facility Communications Liaison or other designated staff member must escort Media Representatives through the Facility and be present at all times during the visit or tour.


If at any time before or during the news media visit or tour OYA determines that a potential threat to safety or security exists, the visit or tour must be terminated. The Media Representative(s) must comply with the direction of their OYA escort.


Photographs or other recordings made in a Facility or other OYA property require prior written authorization from the Superintendent/Camp Director. Taking photographs or video footage of control centers or electronic security equipment is strictly prohibited.


Impromptu, unscheduled interviews, video and audio recordings, or photographs of staff, Offenders and others may be permitted if the individuals give their written consent, and the Superintendent/Camp Director, or designee determines that the interview or photo opportunity would not:


Unduly delay a tour;


Be overly disruptive of Facility or program operations;


Compromise Offenders’ treatment plans or reformation; or


Present safety or security concerns.


Any attempt by a Media Representative to disregard the conditions for access or directions of staff may result in immediate termination of access to the Facility.

Source: Rule 416-060-0025 — Media Facility Visitation Requirements, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=416-060-0025.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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