Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.508 - Determination of eligibility for program; denial; suspension; completion.

(1)(a) The Department of Corrections is responsible for determining which offenders are eligible to participate in, and which offenders are accepted for, a program. However, the department may not consider an offender for a program unless authorized to do so as provided in ORS 137.750.

(b) The department may not accept an offender into a program unless the offender submits a written request to participate. The request must contain a signed statement providing that the offender:

(A) Is physically and mentally able to withstand the rigors of the program; and

(B) Has reviewed the program description provided by the department and agrees to comply with each of the requirements of the program.

(c) The department may deny, for any reason, a request to participate in a program. The department shall make the final determination regarding an offender’s physical or mental ability to withstand the rigors of the program.

(d) If the department determines that an offender’s participation in a program is consistent with the safety of the community, the welfare of the applicant, the program objectives and the rules of the department, the department may, in its discretion, accept the offender into the program.

(2) The department may suspend an offender from a program for administrative or disciplinary reasons.

(3) When an offender has successfully completed a program, the department may release the offender on post-prison supervision. Successful completion of a program does not relieve the offender from fulfilling any other obligations imposed as part of the sentence including, but not limited to, the payment of restitution and fines. [1993 c.681 §4; 1997 c.313 §17; 2003 c.464 §4]

Note: See note under 421.500.

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