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(730 ILCS 5/3-8-7)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-8-7)
(a) All disciplinary action shall be consistent with this
Chapter. Rules of
behavior and conduct, the penalties for violation thereof,
and the disciplinary procedure by which such penalties may
be imposed shall be available to committed persons.
(b)(1) Corporal punishment and disciplinary
restrictions on diet, medical or sanitary facilities, mail or access to legal
(c) Review of disciplinary action imposed under this
Section shall be provided by means of the grievance
procedure under Section 3-8-8. The Department shall provide a disciplined
person with a review of his or her disciplinary action in a timely manner as
required by law.
(d) All institutions and facilities of the Department of Corrections shall establish, subject to the approval of the
Director, procedures for hearing disciplinary cases except
those that may involve the imposition of disciplinary
segregation and isolation; the loss of good time credit under Section
3-6-3 or eligibility to earn good time credit.
(e) In disciplinary cases which may involve the imposition
of disciplinary segregation and isolation, the loss of good time credit or
eligibility to earn good time credit, the Director shall establish disciplinary
procedures consistent with the following principles:
(1) Any person or persons who initiate a disciplinary
charge against a person shall not determine the disposition of the charge. The Director may establish one or more disciplinary boards to hear and determine charges.
(2) Any committed person charged with a violation of
Department rules of behavior shall be given notice of the charge including a statement of the misconduct alleged and of the rules this conduct is alleged to violate.
(3) Any person charged with a violation of rules is
entitled to a hearing on that charge at which time he shall have an opportunity to appear before and address the person or persons deciding the charge.
(4) The person or persons determining the disposition
of the charge may also summon to testify any witnesses or other persons with relevant knowledge of the incident.
(5) If the charge is sustained, the person charged is
entitled to a written statement of the decision by the persons determining the disposition of the charge which shall include the basis for the decision and the disciplinary action, if any, to be imposed.
(Source: P.A. 97-1083, eff. 8-24-12.)