Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.405 - Use of inmate labor for benefit of officials prohibited; exceptions.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, no officer or employee of this state shall receive the use or profit of the labor or services of any inmate of a Department of Corrections institution, or be directly or indirectly interested in any contract or work upon which inmates are employed. However, this subsection does not prohibit inmates from doing work or services:

(a) As janitors or gardeners in or about the institutional premises or premises owned or controlled by Oregon Corrections Enterprises.

(b) As chauffeur or driver of a vehicle used by any prison official or employees of Oregon Corrections Enterprises in the discharge of official business.

(c) Contemplated under ORS 421.455 to 421.480.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not prohibit inmates from performing work or services as apprentices or trainees in a program conducted pursuant to ORS 660.002 to 660.210 for any officer or employee of this state who does not exercise direct Department of Corrections institution supervisory authority over the inmates. [Amended by 1959 c.687 §20; 1961 c.213 §1; 1965 c.616 §67; 1969 c.502 §21; 1979 c.68 §1; 1987 c.320 §195; 1999 c.955 §18]

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