Oregon Revised Statutes (O.R.S.)

Volume 4

Title 16. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 161.  General Provisions


161.265 Use of physical force to prevent escape.

(1) A guard or other peace officer employed in a correctional facility, as that term is defined in ORS 162.135, is justified in using physical force, including deadly physical force, when and to the extent that the guard or peace officer reasonably believes it necessary to prevent the escape of a prisoner from a correctional facility.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a guard or other peace officer employed by the Department of Corrections may not use deadly physical force in the circumstances described in ORS 161.267 (3).