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730 ILCS 5/3-1-2

    (730 ILCS 5/3-1-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-1-2)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-198)
    Sec. 3-1-2. Definitions.
    (a) "Chief Administrative Officer" means the person designated by the Director to exercise the powers and duties of the Department of Corrections in regard to committed persons within a correctional institution or facility, and includes the superintendent of any juvenile institution or facility.
    (a-3) "Aftercare release" means the conditional and revocable release of a person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
    (a-5) "Sex offense" for the purposes of paragraph (16) of subsection (a) of Section 3-3-7, paragraph (10) of subsection (a) of Section 5-6-3, and paragraph (18) of subsection (c) of Section 5-6-3.1 only means:
        (i) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 10-7 (aiding or abetting child abduction under Section 10-5(b)(10)), 10-5(b)(10) (child luring), 11-6 (indecent solicitation of a child), 11-6.5 (indecent solicitation of an adult), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping), 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child), 11-20.1 (child pornography), 11-20.1B or 11-20.3 (aggravated child pornography), 11-1.40 or 12-14.1 (predatory criminal sexual assault of a child), or 12-33 (ritualized abuse of a child). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (ii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 11-1.20 or 12-13 (criminal sexual assault), 11-1.30 or 12-14 (aggravated criminal sexual assault), 11-1.60 or 12-16 (aggravated criminal sexual abuse), and subsection (a) of Section 11-1.50 or subsection (a) of Section 12-15 (criminal sexual abuse). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (iii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 when the defendant is not a parent of the victim:
            10-1 (kidnapping),
            10-2 (aggravated kidnapping),
            10-3 (unlawful restraint),
            10-3.1 (aggravated unlawful restraint).
            An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (iv) A violation of any former law of this State
    
substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this subsection (a-5).
    An offense violating federal law or the law of another state that is substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this subsection (a-5) shall constitute a sex offense for the purpose of this subsection (a-5). A finding or adjudication as a sexually dangerous person under any federal law or law of another state that is substantially equivalent to the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act shall constitute an adjudication for a sex offense for the purposes of this subsection (a-5).
    (b) "Commitment" means a judicially determined placement in the custody of the Department of Corrections on the basis of delinquency or conviction.
    (c) "Committed person" is a person committed to the Department, however a committed person shall not be considered to be an employee of the Department of Corrections for any purpose, including eligibility for a pension, benefits, or any other compensation or rights or privileges which may be provided to employees of the Department.
    (c-5) "Computer scrub software" means any third-party added software, designed to delete information from the computer unit, the hard drive, or other software, which would eliminate and prevent discovery of browser activity, including but not limited to Internet history, address bar or bars, cache or caches, and/or cookies, and which would over-write files in a way so as to make previous computer activity, including but not limited to website access, more difficult to discover.
    (d) "Correctional institution or facility" means any building or part of a building where committed persons are kept in a secured manner.
    (e) "Department" means both the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice of this State, unless the context is specific to either the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
    (f) "Director" means both the Director of Corrections and the Director of Juvenile Justice, unless the context is specific to either the Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile Justice.
    (f-5) (Blank).
    (g) "Discharge" means the final termination of a commitment to the Department of Corrections.
    (h) "Discipline" means the rules and regulations for the maintenance of order and the protection of persons and property within the institutions and facilities of the Department and their enforcement.
    (i) "Escape" means the intentional and unauthorized absence of a committed person from the custody of the Department.
    (j) "Furlough" means an authorized leave of absence from the Department of Corrections for a designated purpose and period of time.
    (k) "Parole" means the conditional and revocable release of a person committed to the Department of Corrections under the supervision of a parole officer.
    (l) "Prisoner Review Board" means the Board established in Section 3-3-1(a), independent of the Department, to review rules and regulations with respect to good time credits, to hear charges brought by the Department against certain prisoners alleged to have violated Department rules with respect to good time credits, to set release dates for certain prisoners sentenced under the law in effect prior to the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1977, to hear and decide the time of aftercare release for persons committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 to hear requests and make recommendations to the Governor with respect to pardon, reprieve or commutation, to set conditions for parole, aftercare release, and mandatory supervised release and determine whether violations of those conditions justify revocation of parole or release, and to assume all other functions previously exercised by the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board.
    (m) Whenever medical treatment, service, counseling, or care is referred to in this Unified Code of Corrections, such term may be construed by the Department or Court, within its discretion, to include treatment, service or counseling by a Christian Science practitioner or nursing care appropriate therewith whenever request therefor is made by a person subject to the provisions of this Act.
    (n) "Victim" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (a) of Section 3 of the Bill of Rights for Victims and Witnesses of Violent Crime Act.
    (o) "Wrongfully imprisoned person" means a person who has been discharged from a prison of this State and has received:
        (1) a pardon from the Governor stating that such
    
pardon is issued on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned; or
        (2) a certificate of innocence from the
    
Circuit Court as provided in Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 98-685, eff. 1-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-198)
    Sec. 3-1-2. Definitions.
    (a) "Chief Administrative Officer" means the person designated by the Director to exercise the powers and duties of the Department of Corrections in regard to committed persons within a correctional institution or facility, and includes the superintendent of any juvenile institution or facility.
    (a-3) "Aftercare release" means the conditional and revocable release of a person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
    (a-5) "Sex offense" for the purposes of paragraph (16) of subsection (a) of Section 3-3-7, paragraph (10) of subsection (a) of Section 5-6-3, and paragraph (18) of subsection (c) of Section 5-6-3.1 only means:
        (i) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 10-7 (aiding or abetting child abduction under Section 10-5(b)(10)), 10-5(b)(10) (child luring), 11-6 (indecent solicitation of a child), 11-6.5 (indecent solicitation of an adult), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping), 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child), 11-20.1 (child pornography), 11-20.1B or 11-20.3 (aggravated child pornography), 11-1.40 or 12-14.1 (predatory criminal sexual assault of a child), or 12-33 (ritualized abuse of a child). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (ii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 11-1.20 or 12-13 (criminal sexual assault), 11-1.30 or 12-14 (aggravated criminal sexual assault), 11-1.60 or 12-16 (aggravated criminal sexual abuse), and subsection (a) of Section 11-1.50 or subsection (a) of Section 12-15 (criminal sexual abuse). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (iii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
    
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 when the defendant is not a parent of the victim:
            10-1 (kidnapping),
            10-2 (aggravated kidnapping),
            10-3 (unlawful restraint),
            10-3.1 (aggravated unlawful restraint).
            An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
        (iv) A violation of any former law of this State
    
substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this subsection (a-5).
    An offense violating federal law or the law of another state that is substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this subsection (a-5) shall constitute a sex offense for the purpose of this subsection (a-5). A finding or adjudication as a sexually dangerous person under any federal law or law of another state that is substantially equivalent to the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act shall constitute an adjudication for a sex offense for the purposes of this subsection (a-5).
    (b) "Commitment" means a judicially determined placement in the custody of the Department of Corrections on the basis of delinquency or conviction.
    (c) "Committed person" is a person committed to the Department, however a committed person shall not be considered to be an employee of the Department of Corrections for any purpose, including eligibility for a pension, benefits, or any other compensation or rights or privileges which may be provided to employees of the Department.
    (c-5) "Computer scrub software" means any third-party added software, designed to delete information from the computer unit, the hard drive, or other software, which would eliminate and prevent discovery of browser activity, including but not limited to Internet history, address bar or bars, cache or caches, and/or cookies, and which would over-write files in a way so as to make previous computer activity, including but not limited to website access, more difficult to discover.
    (c-10) "Content-controlled tablet" means any device that can only access visitation applications or content relating to educational or personal development.
    (d) "Correctional institution or facility" means any building or part of a building where committed persons are kept in a secured manner.
    (e) "Department" means both the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice of this State, unless the context is specific to either the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
    (f) "Director" means both the Director of Corrections and the Director of Juvenile Justice, unless the context is specific to either the Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile Justice.
    (f-5) (Blank).
    (g) "Discharge" means the final termination of a commitment to the Department of Corrections.
    (h) "Discipline" means the rules and regulations for the maintenance of order and the protection of persons and property within the institutions and facilities of the Department and their enforcement.
    (i) "Escape" means the intentional and unauthorized absence of a committed person from the custody of the Department.
    (j) "Furlough" means an authorized leave of absence from the Department of Corrections for a designated purpose and period of time.
    (k) "Parole" means the conditional and revocable release of a person committed to the Department of Corrections under the supervision of a parole officer.
    (l) "Prisoner Review Board" means the Board established in Section 3-3-1(a), independent of the Department, to review rules and regulations with respect to good time credits, to hear charges brought by the Department against certain prisoners alleged to have violated Department rules with respect to good time credits, to set release dates for certain prisoners sentenced under the law in effect prior to the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1977, to hear and decide the time of aftercare release for persons committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 to hear requests and make recommendations to the Governor with respect to pardon, reprieve or commutation, to set conditions for parole, aftercare release, and mandatory supervised release and determine whether violations of those conditions justify revocation of parole or release, and to assume all other functions previously exercised by the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board.
    (m) Whenever medical treatment, service, counseling, or care is referred to in this Unified Code of Corrections, such term may be construed by the Department or Court, within its discretion, to include treatment, service or counseling by a Christian Science practitioner or nursing care appropriate therewith whenever request therefor is made by a person subject to the provisions of this Act.
    (n) "Victim" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (a) of Section 3 of the Bill of Rights for Victims and Witnesses of Violent Crime Act.
    (o) "Wrongfully imprisoned person" means a person who has been discharged from a prison of this State and has received:
        (1) a pardon from the Governor stating that such
    
pardon is issued on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned; or
        (2) a certificate of innocence from the
    
Circuit Court as provided in Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 100-198, eff. 1-1-18.)