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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

DIVISION 157

RELEASE SUBSIDIES

291-157-0005

Authority, Purpose and Policy

(1) Authority: The authority for this rule is granted to the Director of the Department of Corrections in accordance with ORS 179.040, 423.020, 423.030, and 423.075.

(2) Purpose: To assure inmates have access to basic financial support for release.

(3) Policy: It is the policy of the Department of Corrections to establish a program to provide releasing inmates with financial assistance to meet minimum release needs, in accordance with the requirements set by ORS 421.125(2)(b), and within funds appropriated for this purpose.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Hist.: CD 17-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 8-30-79; CD 21-1979, f. & ef. 11-29-79; CD 14-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 5-20-81; CD 32-1981, f. & ef. 6-30-81; CD 20-1983, f. & ef. 5-2-83; CD 42-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-14-83; CD 5-1984, f. & ef. 4-9-84; CD 5-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-17-85; CD 62-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 19-1986(Temp), f. 6-30-86, ef. 8-15-86; CD 28-1986, f. & ef. 8-20-86; CD 20-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-88; CD 14-1994, f. 7-19-94, cert.ef. 8-1-94; DOC 20-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09 thru 5-12-10; DOC 5-2010, & f. cert. ef. 4-6-10

291-157-0010

Definitions

(1) Inmate: Any person under the supervision of the Department of Corrections who is not on parole, post-prison supervision or probation status.

(2) Release Subsidy: Financial assistance allocated to a releasee by the county for the purpose of purchasing essential goods or services related to release needs.

(3) Release Counselor: A person employed by the Department of Corrections charged with release planning for inmates.

(4) Incidental Funds: Funds not to exceed $25 allocated to a releasee by the Department of Corrections for immediate financial assistance upon release.

(4) Releasee: Any inmate that is being released to or has been released to the community on parole, post-prison supervision, or discharge status.

(5) Trust Account Funds: Those monies deposited to an inmate's trust account which may be used by the inmate to purchase authorized items or services during his/her incarceration or be assessed by the functional unit to pay any indebtedness incurred while under supervision of the Department of Corrections.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Hist.: CD 17-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 8-30-79; CD 21-1979, f. & ef. 11-29-79; CD 14-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 5-20-81; CD 32-1981, f. & ef. 6-30-81; CD 20-1983, f. & ef. 5-2-83; CD 42-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-14-83; CD 5-1984, f. & ef. 4-9-84; CD 5-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-17-85; CD 62-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 19-1986(Temp), f. 6-30-86, ef. 8-15-86; CD 28-1986, f. & ef. 8-20-86; CD 20-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-88; CD 14-1994, f. 7-19-94, cert.ef. 8-1-94; DOC 7-1998, f. 3-26-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; DOC 20-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09 thru 5-12-10; DOC 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-10

291-157-0015

Procedures

(1) Notice to Inmates: Each inmate is responsible for saving money for release purposes. All monies received in the trust account during his/her incarceration will be tallied and the total figure may be the basis for approval or denial of release subsidies in accordance with ORS 421.125.

(2) Administration: The Assistant Director for Transitional Services or designee is responsible for the administration of the release subsidy program. However, eligibility for release subsidies and coordination of payments for releasees shall be determined by the local county director of community corrections or designee.

(3) Twenty percent of the total allocation of subsidy monies will be retained by the Transition and Release administrator for institution release purposes and may be used towards incidental funds.

(4) The balance of allocated subsidy monies will be distributed to all counties via the community corrections work load formula. Counties will receive subsidy funds through the quarterly allotment process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 &423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Hist.: CD 17-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 8-30-79; CD 21-1979, f. & ef. 11-29-79; CD 14-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 5-20-81; CD 32-1981, f. & ef. 6-30-81; CD 20-1983, f. & ef. 5-2-83; CD 42-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-14-83; CD 5-1984, f. & ef. 4-9-84; CD 5-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-17-85; CD 62-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 19-1986(Temp), f. 6-30-86, ef. 8-15-86; CD 28-1986, f. & ef. 8-20-86; CD 20-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-88; CD 14-1994, f. 7-19-94, cert.ef. 8-1-94; DOC 7-1998, f. 3-26-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; DOC 20-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09 thru 5-12-10; DOC 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-10

291-157-0021

Distribution and Processing of Incidental Funds

(1) The inmate's release counselor will:

(a) Interview the releasee to determine specific needs.

(b) Review the inmate’s trust account history and inmate support system in the community.

(c) Determine if the releasee is in need of incidental funds based on the information gathered.

(2) If it is determined that the releasee is in need of incidental funds, the release counselor will notify Central Trust.

(3) Upon receipt of notification from a release counselor that incidental funds are needed, Central Trust will issue funds to the inmate via a check or by placing the funds on the inmate’s Offender Debit Card.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Hist.: DOC 20-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09 thru 5-12-10; DOC 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-6-10

291-157-0035

Appeal Process

Appeal Rights: An inmate or releasee may appeal decisions in the application of this rule by using the process outlined in the Department of Corrections rule on Grievance Review System (Inmate) (OAR 291-109).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 421.125, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Hist.: CD 20-1983, f. & ef. 5-2-83; CD 5-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 6-17-85; CD 62-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 19-1986(Temp), f. 6-30-86, ef. 8-15-86; CD 28-1986, f. & ef. 8-20-86; CD 20-1988, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-88; CD 14-1994, f. 7-19-94, cert.ef. 8-1-94; DOC 7-1998, f. 3-26-98, cert. ef. 4-1-98; DOC 20-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-13-09 thru 5-12-10; DOC 5-2010, & f. cert. ef. 4-6-10

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