Oregon Statutes - Chapter 144 - Parole; Post-Prison Supervision; Work Release; Executive Clemency; Standards for Prison Terms and Parole; Presentence Reports - Section 144.126 - Advancing release date of prisoner with severe medical condition including terminal illness or who is elderly and permanently incapacitated; rules.

(1) The State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision may advance the release date of a prisoner who was sentenced in accordance with rules of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission or ORS 161.610. The release date may be advanced if the board determines that continued incarceration is cruel and inhumane and that advancing the release date of the prisoner is not incompatible with the best interests of the prisoner and society and that the prisoner is:

(a) Suffering from a severe medical condition including terminal illness; or

(b) Elderly and permanently incapacitated in such a manner that the prisoner is unable to move from place to place without the assistance of another person.

(2) The board shall adopt rules establishing criteria for release plans for prisoners released under this section that, at a minimum, must insure appropriate supervision and services for the person released.

(3) The provisions of this section do not apply to prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release or parole under ORS 138.012 or 163.150. [1989 c.790 §27a; 1991 c.133 §2; 1993 c.198 §2; 1999 c.1055 §14]

Note: 144.126 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 144 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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