Department of Corrections Institutions

ORS 421.504
Special alternative incarceration program

  • requirements


The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, shall establish a special alternative incarceration program stressing a highly structured and regimented routine. The program:


Shall reflect evidence-based practices;


Shall include a component of intensive self-discipline, physical work and physical exercise;


Shall provide for cognitive restructuring in conformance with generally accepted rehabilitative standards;


May include a drug and alcohol treatment component that meets the standards promulgated by the Oregon Health Authority pursuant to ORS 430.357 (Minimum standards); and


Shall be at least 270 days’ duration.


The department shall provide capital improvements and capital construction necessary for the implementation of the program.


Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department may convert the special alternative incarceration program required by this section into an intensive alternative incarceration addiction program as described in ORS 421.506 (Intensive alternative incarceration addiction program) if the department determines that the needs of offenders in the department’s custody would be better served by an intensive alternative incarceration addiction program than by the special alternative incarceration program. [1993 c.681 §3; 1997 c.63 §3; 2005 c.271 §7; 2005 c.708 §12; 2007 c.617 §1; 2009 c.595 §380]
Note: See note under 421.500 (Findings).


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