Or. Admin. R. 416-440-0035 - Prohibited Mail

(1) If mail is prohibited, it may be rejected by OYA staff.
(a) For YICs placed in OYA facilities, only the superintendent/camp director, or specific designee, may reject a YIC's mail.
(b) For YICs placed under supervision in the community, only the local supervisor, or specific designee, may reject a YIC's mail.
(2) A confined OYA YIC may be permitted to correspond with a person confined in another correctional, penal, or detention institution if the YIC and person are immediate family members or their correspondence is deemed to have an integral role in the YIC's reformation.
(a) Confined person mail must be inspected by designated staff;
(b) The superintendent/camp director or designee must approve of the confined person correspondence prior to its occurrence. When one of the confined persons is not in OYA custody, the equivalent of the superintendent/warden of that institution must also approve of the confined person's correspondence.
(3) Both the sender and intended recipient will be notified when mail is rejected. The sender and intended recipient will be informed of a mail rejection appeal process.
(4) When a YIC transfers and an address is available, all letters and packages will be promptly forwarded, unopened to the YIC. If no address is available, the mail will be marked "Not at this address" and returned, unopened, to the U.S. Postal Service or other official mail carrier.


Or. Admin. R. 416-440-0035
OYA 17-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-05; OYA 3-2009, f. 7-21-09, cert. ef. 7-27-09; OYA 5-2023, amend filed 01/10/2023, effective 1/10/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 420A.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 419C.478, 420A.015, 420.011, 420.014, 420A.025 & 420A.105

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