ORS 144.522
Revolving fund


The Department of Corrections may request in writing the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to, and when so requested the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall, draw a warrant on the amount available under section 6 or 7, chapter 678, Oregon Laws 1969, in favor of the department for use by the department as a revolving fund. The warrant or warrants drawn to establish or increase the revolving fund, rather than to reimburse it, shall not exceed the aggregate sum of $20,000. The revolving fund shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to be held in a special account against which the department may draw checks.


The revolving fund may be used by the department for the purpose of making loans to any adult in custody enrolled in the work release program under ORS 144.410 (Definitions for ORS 144.410 to 144.525) to 144.525 (Custody of enrollee earnings deducted or otherwise retained by department), at a rate of interest prescribed by the department, to pay costs of necessary clothing, tools, transportation and other items from the time of initial enrollment to the time the adult in custody receives sufficient income to repay the loan. A loan from the revolving fund shall be made only when other resources available to the enrollee to pay the costs described in this subsection are inadequate.


The Department of Corrections shall enforce repayment of loans under this section by any lawful means. However, the Director of the Department of Corrections may proceed under ORS 293.235 (“State agency” defined for ORS 293.240 and 293.245) to 293.245 (Subsequent collection of debt written off under ORS 293.240) to write off uncollectible debts arising out of such loans.


All repayments of loans from the revolving fund shall be credited to the fund. Interest earnings realized upon any loan from the revolving fund shall be credited to the fund. [1969 c.597 §122d and 1969 c.678 §5; 1975 c.411 §1; 1987 c.320 §76; 2019 c.213 §37]
§§ 144.410 to 144.525

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Priority of payment of earnings, (1976) Vol 37, p 1503

Chapter 144

Notes of Decisions

Under rules of State Board of Parole, board could not in determining history/risk score, consider juvenile adjudications that had been expunged pursuant to [former] ORS 419.800 to 419.839, even if prisoner admits to board that they occurred. West v. Board of Parole, 86 Or App 616, 739 P2d 1096 (1987)

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 32, 67-79 (1973)


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