Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.125 - Clothing and money for released inmate; inmate moneys; rules.

(1) Upon the discharge or parole of any inmate from the Department of Corrections, the department shall see that such discharged or paroled inmate is properly clothed.

(2) It is the responsibility of every inmate of the Department of Corrections, during the inmate’s term of imprisonment, to accumulate funds in anticipation of parole, discharge or other authorized prerelease and for the purposes set out in this subsection. The Department of Corrections shall adopt rules to:

(a) Safeguard inmate moneys, whether such moneys are from earnings of the inmate while in a Department of Corrections facility, or from other sources, and to provide for disbursement of such moneys to the inmate following the inmate’s release from imprisonment;

(b) Establish, within appropriations provided for this purpose, a program of release funds to be provided for those inmates who have not been able to accumulate sufficient moneys to accommodate their release needs;

(c) Assess fees to the inmate for self-improvement programs, services and assistance provided by the department when the inmate has moneys to pay for such programs, services and assistance;

(d) Permit inmates to purchase elective programs, services or assistance which are approved by, but are not provided by, the department; and

(e) Assess the inmate for damages or destruction caused by willful misconduct of the inmate.

(3) An inmate sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections by an Oregon court is eligible to apply for release funds for a period up to 90 days following the release of the inmate from the Department of Corrections facility by parole or discharge, including a release to the legal custody of another authority in this state. However, inmates eligible to apply for release funds do not include inmates released to the legal custody of another authority in this state for ultimate transfer to the custody of a law enforcement or corrections agency in another state. An inmate released to the legal custody of another authority in this state is not eligible to apply for release funds so long as the person is imprisoned under such authority. [Amended by 1955 c.265 §1; 1967 c.612 §1; 1969 c.502 §11; 1969 c.597 §122b; 1969 c.678 §3; 1983 c.447 §1; 1987 c.320 §168]

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