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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

DIVISION 141

LIBRARY SERVICES (INMATE)

 

291-141-0005

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: The purpose of this rule is to establish uniform guidelines for the operation of libraries and the provision for library services in each Department of Corrections facility.

(3) Policy: It is the Department of Corrections policy to maintain institution libraries for the educational reinforcement, broadening and strengthening of the rehabilitative program of each inmate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 22-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 6-30-81; CD 41-1981, f. & ef. 10-30-81; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

291-141-0010

Definitions

(1) "Department of Corrections Facility". Any institution, facility, or staff office, including the grounds, operated by the Department of Corrections.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 22-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 6-30-81; CD 41-1981, f. & ef. 10-30-81; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

 

Procedures

291-141-0015

Services

(1) Each Department of Corrections facility with a library coordinator will provide inmate library services. Those facilities without a library coordinator will provide a level and variety of leisure reading material approved by the Assistant Director of Institutions.

(2) Information regarding library services will be a part of the inmate's orientation to the Department of Corrections facility.

(3) Library staff will coordinate and supervise library services, including, assisting inmates to obtain information and reference services either from that library's own collection or from the Oregon State Library according to procedures established by the Oregon State Library for that purpose.

(4) The library coordinator will maintain a comprehensive variety of reading materials to reflect the varying interests, reading abilities, languages, and needs of inmates and will update the materials through planned acquisition.

(5) The library coordinator will accept or decline donations of material using the same criteria as described in section (4) of this rule.

(6) The library will acquire educational reading materials that supplement and support the facility's education and treatment programs, working in conjunction with designated staff from those areas.

(7) Staff assigned to the library will select, train and supervise inmates as library clerks.

(8) Materials acquired from inter-library loan shall be subject to the procedures governing facility library books and materials unless the lending library have specific requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

291-141-0020

Schedule

(1) A schedule of the library's hours will be posted in areas convenient for inmate observation and notification.

(2) This schedule will afford inmates the opportunity to use the library in accordance with available space and supervision.

(3) Inmates in special housing status will be provided library services in accordance with the Department of Corrections rules on Segregation (Disciplinary) and Intensive Management Unit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

291-141-0035

Returned, Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Library Materials

(1) Inmates who lose, damage or fail to return library materials may receive a misconduct report, be charged for the costs of the materials, and may sustain modified library privileges.

(2) Damage to or defects in library materials will be noted (on the library material) before it is re-issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

291-141-0040

Legal Library Services

Legal library services to inmates residing in Department of Corrections facilities will be provided in accordance with the Department of Corrections Rule on Legal Affairs (Inmate).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

291-141-0045

General

(1) The section of Prohibited Mail OAR 291-131-0035 in the Department of Corrections rule on Mail (Inmate) will be the criteria used to determine the suitability of any library materials entering the facility.

(2) The following information will be included in the library services handout at the inmate's orientation to the Department of Corrections facility:

(a) Days and times when the library is open for general use;

(b) The process involved in checking out, renewing, and returning books and materials;

(c) The maximum amount of materials that may be checked out from the library at any given time; and

(d) The length of time material may be kept before it is considered overdue.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, ORS 423.020, ORS 423.030 & ORS 423.075
Hist.: CD 34-1978, f. & ef. 11-3-78; CD 60-1985, f. & ef. 8-16-85; CD 49-1986, f. & ef. 11-20-86; CD 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-18-95

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