Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.504 - Special alternative incarceration program; requirements.

(1) 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:

(a) Shall reflect evidence-based practices;

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

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

(d) May include a drug and alcohol treatment component that meets the standards promulgated by the Department of Human Services pursuant to ORS 430.357; and

(e) Shall be at least 270 daysí duration.

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

(3) 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 if the department determines that the needs of offenders in the departmentís 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]

Note: See note under 421.500.

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