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BOARD OF PAROLE AND POST-PRISON SUPERVISION

 

DIVISION 50

POSTPONING A PAROLE RELEASE DATE FORSERIOUS MISCONDUCT

(This Division is Applicable to Prisoner's Who Committed
Crimes Prior to November 1, 1989)

255-050-0005

Grounds for Postponing a Parole Release Date

(1) The Board shall postpone an inmate's scheduled release date according to the procedures set forth in OAR 255-050-0010, if it finds that the inmate engaged in serious misconduct during confinement.

(2) The Board may postpone an inmate's scheduled release date upon:

(a) A report of serious misconduct and a recommendation for an extension of the prison term from the Director of the Department of Corrections or designee;

(b) Reasonable grounds to believe an inmate has violated a law or engaged in serious misconduct; or

(c) The refusal of an inmate to participate in a Board-ordered psychiatric or psychological evaluation pursuant to ORS 144.223;

(d) Notification of unauthorized absence.

(3) If serious misconduct occurs before the Board has established an inmate's prison term and the conduct justifies an extension of the prison term, the Board shall add the time for misconduct to the prison term when the Board establishes the prison term.

(4) If serious misconduct occurs after the Board has established a prison term and the conduct may justify an extension of the prison term, the Board may rescind the parole release date and order a postponement hearing to consider extending the prison term.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: 2PB 1-1979, f. & ef. 2-1-79; 2PB 12-1985, f. & ef. 5-31-85; PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 12-1-89; Renumbered to 255-050-0010 & 255-050-0011; PAR 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; PAR 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-93; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0010

Postponement Procedures: Hearing by Board

(1) When the Board conducts a parole postponement hearing, the following procedure shall apply:

(a) The Board shall give the inmate notice of the hearing and its purpose; the provisions of Division 30 as to appearance, disclosure, and record shall apply except:

(b) An inmate may not waive his/her right to appear;

(c) An inmate may not relitigate facts which the institution hearings officer has found at the disciplinary hearing.

(2) If the Board finds serous misconduct, it may be classified within one of the following four categories and the Board may extend the prison term as provided in Exhibit G:

(a) Hazard to human life or health;

(b) Hazard to security;

(c) Hazard to property; or

(d) Third in a series of rule violations within a three-month period, while assigned to any Department of Corrections program.

(3) The Board may request another hearing before the disciplinary committee originating the recommendation for extension, or choose not to extend a prison term if the Board finds that other disciplinary options are adequate for the seriousness of the misconduct, considering the factors found in OAR 255-050-0011.

(4) The Board may continue the postponement hearing and order a psychiatric or psychological examination when it appears that a severe emotional disturbance may be present. If a psychiatrist or psychologist makes a diagnosis of present severe emotional disturbance such as to constitute a danger to the health or safety of the community, the Board may defer release to a specified future date. When deciding not to set a parole release date, the Board shall apply OAR 255-035-0030.

(5) A panel shall decide cases when a parole release date is extended for less than two years, unless OAR 255-030-0015 previously designated it a Full Board case.

(6) When the recommended extension of the prison term exceeds the inmate's statutory good time date or the sentence expiration date, the Board may extend the prison term up to two days less than the good time date or expiration date.

(7) If the Board extends the prison term, the Board shall give the inmate:

(a) The final order, including a written statement of the category of misconduct, if applicable, the facts and specific reasons for the decision, including the Board members' individual votes; and

(b) Notice of the right to administrative appeal pursuant to Division 80.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & 144.223
Hist.: 2PB 1-1979, f. & ef. 2-1-79; 2PB 12-1985, f. & ef. 5-31-85; PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 8-1988, f. & ef. 7-1-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; Renumbered from 255-050-0005; PAR 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0011

Department of Corrections Report of Misconduct

(1) The Director of the Department of Corrections or designee may recommend an extension of an inmate's parole release date as a disciplinary sanction.

(2) The following guidelines shall apply to a recommendation to extend a prison term:

(a) The Department shall have provided the inmate an opportunity for a Department of Corrections disciplinary hearing, and found the inmate to have violated a rule governing prohibited inmate conduct; and

(b) The Department shall not recommend an extension of a prison term unless all other disciplinary options have been specifically considered and deemed, individually and in combination, inadequate for the seriousness of the misconduct.

(3) The Department shall consider the following factors in determining whether an extension is appropriate:

(a) Effectiveness of the sanction as a disciplinary measure, both to the prisoner and to the general prison population;

(b) Degree of hazard posed to human health or life, facility security, or to property;

(c) Seriousness of the misconduct had it been committed in the wider community;

(d) Circumstances of the misconduct; and

(e) The inmate's prior record or institutional conduct.

(4) The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision shall not extend a prison term on a recommendation from the institution unless the recommendation classifies the misconduct within one (1) of the following four (4) categories:

(a) Hazard to human life or health;

(b) Hazard to security;

(c) Hazard to property; or

(d) Third in a series of rule violations within a three-month period, while assigned to any Department of Corrections program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: 2PB 1-1979, f. & ef. 2-1-79; 2PB 12-1985, f. & ef. 5-31-85; PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; Renumbered from 255-050-0005; PAR 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0012

Postponement When Informed of Reasonable Grounds

The Board may rescind the parole release date when the Board is informed of reasonable grounds to believe that an inmate has violated a law or has engaged in serious misconduct. A fact-finding hearing shall be held by a Department of Corrections hearings officer to determine if the law violation or misconduct occurred. However, if the inmate has received an additional sentence to the Department of Corrections custody, no hearing is required.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: 2PB 1-1979, f. & ef. 2-1-79; 2PB 12-1985, f. & ef. 5-31-85; PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; Renumbered from 255-050-0005; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0013

Postponement for Refusing to Participate in a Psychiatric or Psychological Evaluation

(1) The Board may postpone a parole release date until a specified future date when an inmate has refused to participate in a psychiatric or psychological evaluation, which the Board ordered pursuant to ORS 144.223, prior to the inmate's release on parole.

(2) When the Board rescinds a parole release date under this section, the Board shall conduct a hearing to postpone the inmate's release date.

(3) The Board may postpone the parole release date up to two days before the inmate's good time date.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.050, ORS 144.140, ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; PAR 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-92; PAR 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0015

Unauthorized Absence

(1) The parole release date of an inmate who is on unauthorized absence from a correctional facility shall be rescinded automatically. The Board may schedule a hearing when the inmate is available or the Board may administratively reset the parole release date by adding the inoperative time to the prison term.

(2) The Board or its designee shall add the inoperative time to the prison term in the following manner:

(a) If the unauthorized absence occurs prior to the parole release date and the inmate returns to custody of the Department of Corrections after the parole release date:

(A) Count the first day of unauthorized absence and every day up to the parole release date;

(B) Add the total number of days determined in (A) of this subsection to the date of return to the Department of Corrections' custody following a hold in another in-state or out-of-state jurisdiction.

(b) If the unauthorized absence occurs prior to the parole release date and the inmate returns to the Department of Corrections' custody prior to the parole release date:

(A) Count the first day of unauthorized absence and every day up to the date of return to the Department of Corrections following a hold in another in-state or out-of-state jurisdiction;

(B) Add the total number of days determined in (A) of this subsection to the previous parole release date.

(c) If the Board deferred the initial parole release date to a specific future date, that specific future date shall be used for purposes of calculations pursuant to section (2) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: 2PB 1-1979, f. & ef. 2-1-79; 2PB 1-1981, f. 1-20-81, ef. 2-15-81; 2PB 13-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-25-81; 2PB 1-1982, f. & ef. 5-19-82; 2PB 12-1985, f. & ef. 5-31-85; PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 18-1988, f. & ef. 12-6-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; PAR 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

255-050-0025

Misconduct Board Review Packet

The Misconduct Board Review Packet shall contain:

(1) Institution face sheet;

(2) All Board Action Forms since the prison term hearing;

(3) Psychological evaluations;

(4) Disciplinary report from the institution;

(5) Correspondence;

(6) Field parole analysis report;

(7) Court orders;

(8) PSI, PSR, PAR or document of similar content;

(9) DOC hearings officer's findings and recommendations;

(10) Inmate's Notice of Rights and Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision Procedures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Stats. Implemented: ORS 144.125 & ORS 144.223
Hist.: PAR 6-1988, f. & ef. 5-19-88; PAR 4-1989, f. & ef. 11-1-89; PAR 5-1997, f. 3-11-97, cert. ef. 3-14-97; PAR 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-99

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