Local and Regional Correctional Facilities

ORS 169.077
Standards for lockup facilities

Each lockup facility shall:


Maintain 24-hour supervision when persons are confined. The supervision may include the use of electronic monitoring equipment when approved by the Department of Corrections and the governing body of the jurisdiction in which the facility is located.


Make a personal inspection of each person confined at least once each hour.


Prohibit firearms from the security area of the facility except in times of emergency as determined by the administrator of the facility.


Ensure that confined detainees and prisoners will be fed daily at least three nutritionally adequate meals served at regular times, with no more than 14 hours between meals except when routinely absent from the facility for work or other such purposes.


Forward, without examination or censorship, each prisoner’s outgoing written communications to the Governor, jail administrator, Attorney General, judge, Department of Corrections or the attorney of the prisoner.


Provide rules of the facility governing correspondence and visitations.


Keep the facility safe and secure in accordance with the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code.


Formulate and publish plans to meet emergencies involving escape, riots, assaults, fires, rebellions and other types of emergencies, and policies and regulations for the operation of the facility.


Ensure that the facility be clean, provide mattresses and blankets that are clean and fire-retardant, and furnish materials to maintain personal hygiene.


Provide for emergency medical and dental health, having written policies providing for review of the facility’s medical and dental plans by a licensed physician, physician assistant, naturopathic physician or nurse practitioner.


In addition to the items listed in subsection (9) of this section, make available tampons, sanitary pads, postpartum pads and panty liners at no cost to all confined detainees and prisoners for use in connection with vaginal discharge. Facilities shall maintain a sufficient supply, which shall be stored, dispensed and disposed of in a sanitary manner. The supply of products available shall include at least the following:


Regular absorbent and super absorbent tampons;


Regular absorbent and super absorbent sanitary pads;


Postpartum pads; and


Regular absorbent panty liners. [1979 c.487 §7 (enacted in lieu of 169.075); 1987 c.320 §93; 2013 c.63 §3; 2014 c.45 §30; 2017 c.356 §21; 2019 c.489 §2]
Chapter 169

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 32 (1973)


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