(730 ILCS 5/3-8-7.5)
(a) An inmate shall not correspond with a victim or member of a victim's
family upon being given notice by the Department that the person has notified
the Department that he or she does not wish correspondence from the inmate.
(b) The victim or family member of the victim may give notice to the
Department of his or her desire not to receive correspondence as provided in
this Section and may do so at the time of sentencing or at any time during the
period of incarceration of the inmate by the Department. After receipt of the
notice, the Department shall not knowingly forward any mail addressed to a
victim or family member of a victim named in the notice as not desiring
correspondence from a named inmate.
(c) At the time of any sentencing which results in the imposition of any
term of incarceration with the Department, the State's Attorney shall provide
the victim with written notification that the victim or a family member of the
victim at any time may notify the Department in writing of the person's desire
not to receive correspondence from the inmate convicted of the offense against
The notification provided by the State's Attorney shall inform the victim of
(1) that it is the duty of the person desiring not to
receive correspondence under this Section to notify the Department of any change of address if the person wants the restriction on mail to apply after a change of address; and
(2) that the notice to the Department is to include
the name of the person incarcerated, the name and number of the case resulting in the incarceration, and the inmate number, if known.
The State's Attorney shall assist the victim
in obtaining this information at any time during the incarceration.
(d) The Department shall notify the inmate that the victim or members of the
victim's family have provided notice to the Department that the persons do not
wish correspondence from that inmate during the incarceration.
(Source: P.A. 88-331.)