State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Justin Slaughter


730 ILCS 5/3-4-1  from Ch. 38, par. 1003-4-1

    Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that each Department of Corrections facility shall have at least one telephone for every 10 inmates in the facility.

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-4-1 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-4-1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-4-1)
7    Sec. 3-4-1. Gifts and Grants; Special Trusts Funds;
8Department of Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund.
9    (a) The Department may accept, receive and use, for and in
10behalf of the State, any moneys, goods or services given for
11general purposes of this Code by the federal government or from
12any other source, public or private, including collections from
13inmates, reimbursement of payments under the Workers'
14Compensation Act, and commissions from inmate collect call
15telephone systems under an agreement with the Department of
16Central Management Services. For these purposes the Department
17may comply with such conditions and enter into such agreements
18upon such covenants, terms, and conditions as the Department
19may deem necessary or desirable, if the agreement is not in
20conflict with State law.
21    (a-5) Beginning January 1, 2018, the Department of Central
22Management Services shall contract with the qualified vendor
23who proposes the lowest per minute rate not exceeding 7 cents



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1per minute for debit, prepaid, collect calls and who does not
2bill to any party any tax, service charge, or additional fee
3exceeding the per minute rate, including, but not limited to,
4any per call surcharge, account set up fee, bill statement fee,
5monthly account maintenance charge, or refund fee as
6established by the Federal Communications Commission Order for
7state prisons in the Matter of Rates for Interstate Inmate
8Calling Services, Second Report and Order, WC Docket 12-375,
9FCC 15-136 (adopted Oct. 22, 2015). Telephone services made
10available through a prepaid or collect call system shall
11include international calls; those calls shall be made
12available at reasonable rates subject to Federal
13Communications Commission rules and regulations, but not to
14exceed 23 cents per minute. This amendatory Act of the 99th
15General Assembly applies to any new or renewal contract for
16inmate calling services.
17    (a-10) Each Department facility shall have at least one
18telephone for every 10 inmates in the facility.
19    (b) On July 1, 1998, the Department of Corrections
20Reimbursement Fund and the Department of Corrections Education
21Fund shall be combined into a single fund to be known as the
22Department of Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund,
23which is hereby created as a special fund in the State
24Treasury. The moneys deposited into the Department of
25Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund shall be
26appropriated to the Department of Corrections for the expenses



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1of the Department.
2    The following shall be deposited into the Department of
3Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund:
4        (i) Moneys received or recovered by the Department of
5    Corrections as reimbursement for expenses incurred for the
6    incarceration of committed persons.
7        (ii) Moneys received or recovered by the Department as
8    reimbursement of payments made under the Workers'
9    Compensation Act.
10        (iii) Moneys received by the Department as commissions
11    from inmate collect call telephone systems.
12        (iv) Moneys received or recovered by the Department as
13    reimbursement for expenses incurred by the employment of
14    persons referred to the Department as participants in the
15    federal Job Training Partnership Act programs.
16        (v) Federal moneys, including reimbursement and
17    advances for services rendered or to be rendered and moneys
18    for other than educational purposes, under grant or
19    contract.
20        (vi) Moneys identified for deposit into the Fund under
21    Section 13-44.4 of the School Code.
22        (vii) Moneys in the Department of Corrections
23    Reimbursement Fund and the Department of Corrections
24    Education Fund at the close of business on June 30, 1998.
25(Source: P.A. 99-878, eff. 1-1-17.)