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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. HOUSES OF CORRECTION AND FARM
COLONIES

65 ILCS 5/11-4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-1)
    Sec. 11-4-1. Except in any county having a population of more than 1,000,000, the corporate authorities of any city may establish a house of correction, which shall be used for the confinement and punishment of criminals, or persons sentenced or committed thereto under the provisions of this Division 4, or any law of this state, or ordinance of any city or village authorizing the confinement of convicted persons in any such house of correction.
    The corporate authorities of any such city may purchase or otherwise acquire, own or control so much land within the incorporated limits of such city or outside and within the same county as such city may require, for the purpose of establishing thereon such house of correction and other buildings or appurtenances thereto, and for the purpose of establishing in connection therewith a farm colony. Any farm colony so established in connection with a house of correction shall also be used for the confinement and punishment of criminals or persons sentenced or committed thereto under the provisions of this Division 4, or any law of this state, or ordinance of any city or village, authorizing the confinement of convicted persons in any such house of correction or farm colony.
    When such land is purchased or acquired and house of correction or farm colony established by any such city outside of the corporate limits thereof, such city and the corporate authorities thereof shall have complete police powers, for the purpose of control and management of same and of the persons confined therein, over such lands and territory surrounding the same and highways leading thereto from such city as is now conferred by law upon cities, incorporated towns and villages within this state over territory lying within the corporate limits thereof.
(Source: P.A. 76-425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-2)
    Sec. 11-4-2. The management and direction of any house of correction shall be under the control and authority of a board of inspectors, to be appointed for that purpose as in this section directed.
    The mayor of each city shall, by virtue of his office, be a member of such board, who, together with 3 persons to be appointed by the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the city, shall constitute the board of inspectors. The term of office for the appointed members of the board shall be 3 years, but the members first appointed shall hold their office, respectively, as shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board, for one, 2 and 3 years from and after the first Monday in May, 1871, and thereafter one member shall be appointed each year for the full term of 3 years.
    The provisions of Divisions 9 and 10 of Article 8 shall apply in relation to letting of contracts and purchase orders by the board of inspectors in behalf of any such house of correction and the board of inspectors shall also be governed by the powers, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, board of standardization and the corporate authorities in such cities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-3)
    Sec. 11-4-3. Whenever a board of inspectors has been organized, it may establish and adopt rules for the regulation and discipline of the house of correction, for which such board has been appointed. Upon the nomination of the superintendent thereof, the board may appoint the subordinate officers, guards and employees thereof, may fix their compensation and prescribe their duties generally, may make all such by-laws and ordinances in relation to the management and government thereof as the board deems expedient. No appropriation shall be made by the board of inspectors for any purpose other than the ordinary and necessary expenses and repairs of the institution, except with the sanction of the corporate authorities of the city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-4)
    Sec. 11-4-4. The board of inspectors shall serve without fee or compensation. It shall be their duty to assure that the house of correction is operated in accordance with the minimum standards established by the Department of Corrections pursuant to Section 3-15-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections. There shall be a meeting of the entire board, at the house of correction, once every 3 months. At such meeting the board shall fully examine into the management in every department, hear and determine all complaints or questions not within the province of the superintendent to determine, and make such further rules and regulations for the good government of the house of correction as to them shall seem proper and necessary. One of the appointed inspectors shall visit the house of correction at least once in each month. All rules, regulations or other orders of the board shall be recorded in a book to be kept for that purpose, which shall be deemed a public record, and, with the other books and records of the house of correction, shall be at all times subject to the examination of any member or committee of the corporate authorities, the comptroller, treasurer, corporation counsel or attorney of any such city.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-5)
    Sec. 11-4-5. The books of the house of correction shall be kept so as to clearly exhibit the state of the prisoners, the number received and discharged, the number employed as servants or in cultivating or improving the premises, the number employed in each branch of industry carried on, and the receipts from, and expenditures for, and on account of, each department of business, or for improvement of the premises. A quarterly statement shall be made out, which shall specify minutely, all receipts and expenditures, from whom received and to whom paid, and for what purpose, proper vouchers for each, to be audited and certified by the inspectors, and submitted to the comptroller of the city, and by him or her, to the corporate authorities thereof, for examination and approval. The accounts of the house of correction shall be annually closed and balanced on the first day of January of each year, and a full report of the operations of the preceding year shall be made out and submitted to the corporate authorities of the city, and to the Governor of the state, to be transmitted by the Governor to the General Assembly.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-6)
    Sec. 11-4-6. The corporate authorities of such city may require such further reports and exhibits of the condition and management of such institution as to them shall seem necessary and proper, and may, with the approval of the mayor, remove any inspector of the institution. But any subordinate officer or employee may be removed by the superintendent at his discretion, but immediately upon the removal of such officer or employee, he shall report to the board the name of the person removed and the cause of such removal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-7)
    Sec. 11-4-7. The superintendent of the house of correction shall have entire control and management of all its concerns, subject to the authority established by law, and the rules and regulations adopted for its government. The superintendent shall obey and carry out all written orders and instructions of the inspectors not inconsistent with the laws, rules and regulations relating to the government of the institution. The superintendent shall be appointed by the mayor by and with the consent of the board of inspectors, and shall hold his office for 4 years and until his successor is duly appointed and has qualified, but he may be removed by the inspectors at any time, when in their judgment it shall be advisable. He shall be responsible for the manner in which the house of correction is managed and conducted. He shall reside at the house of correction, devote all his time and attention to the business thereof, and visit and examine into the condition and management of every department thereof and of each prisoner therein confined, daily. The superintendent shall exercise a general supervision and direction in regard to the discipline, police and business of the house of correction. The deputy superintendent of the house of correction shall have and exercise the powers of the superintendent in his absence, so far as relates to the discipline thereof and the safe keeping of prisoners.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-8)
    Sec. 11-4-8. The county board and the board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, in any county in this state, in which a house of correction is established, may enter into an agreement with the corporate authorities of such city, or with any authorized agent or officer in behalf of such city, to receive and keep in the house of correction any person or persons who may be sentenced or committed thereto, by any court, in any of such counties. Whenever such agreement is made, the county board for any county in behalf of which such agreement is made, or of the trustees of the village or incorporated town, in behalf of which, such agreement is made, as the case may be, shall give public notice thereof in some newspaper printed and published within the county for a period not less than 4 weeks. Such notice shall state the period of time for which such agreement will remain in force.
(Source: P.A. 77-1295.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-9)
    Sec. 11-4-9. In counties, incorporated towns and villages having such agreement with any such city, the circuit court for such county, incorporated town or village, by whom any person, for any crime or misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, shall be convicted, shall commit such person to the house of correction in lieu of committing him to the county jail, village or incorporated town calaboose, there to be received and kept in the manner prescribed by law and the discipline in the house of correction. Such court, by warrant of commitment duly issued, shall cause such persons so sentenced to be forthwith conveyed by some proper officer to the house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 292.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-10)
    Sec. 11-4-10. The sheriff or other officer in and for any county having such agreement with any such city to whom any warrant of commitment for that purpose may be directed by the court for such county, shall convey such person so sentenced to the house of correction, and there deliver such person to the keeper or other proper officer of the house of correction, whose duty it shall be to receive such person so sentenced, and to safely keep and employ such person for the term mentioned in the warrant of commitment, according to the laws of the house of correction. The officers thus conveying and so delivering the person or persons so sentenced shall be allowed such fees, as compensation therefor, as shall be prescribed or allowed by the county board of such county.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 292.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-11)
    Sec. 11-4-11. All provisions of law and ordinances authorizing the commitment and confinement of persons in jails, bridewells and other city prisons, are hereby made applicable to all persons who may or shall be, under the provisions of this Division 4, sentenced to such house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-12)
    Sec. 11-4-12. The inspectors of any such house of correction may establish in connection with the house of correction a department thereof, to be called a house of shelter, for the more complete reformation and education of females. The inspectors shall adopt rules and regulations by which any female convict may be imprisoned in one or more separate apartments of the house of correction, or of the department thereof called the house of shelter. The superintendent of the house of correction shall appoint, by and with the advice of the board of inspectors, a matron and other teachers and employees for the house of shelter, whose compensation shall be fixed and provided for as in this Division 4 provided for the officers and other employees of the house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-13)
    Sec. 11-4-13. The expenses of maintaining any such house of correction over and above all receipts for the labor of persons confined therein, and such sums of money as may be received from time to time by virtue of an agreement with a county, as in this Division 4 contemplated, shall be audited and paid from time to time by the corporate authority of such city, and shall be raised, levied and collected as the ordinary expenses of the city.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality maintaining a house of correction may require convicted persons confined therein to pay for the expenses incurred by their incarceration to the extent of their ability to pay for such expenses. The municipal attorney or corporation counsel, if authorized by the corporate authorities, may institute civil actions in the circuit court of the county in which such house of corrections is located to recover from such convicted persons confined the expenses incurred by their incarceration. Such expenses recovered shall be paid into the municipal treasury.
(Source: P.A. 82-717.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-14)
    Sec. 11-4-14. The inspectors of any such house of correction may enter into an agreement with any officer of the United States authorized therefor to receive and keep in such house of correction any person sentenced thereto, or ordered to be imprisoned therein, by any court of the United States or other federal officer, until discharged by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-15)
    Sec. 11-4-15. In any such city, which prior to July 1, 1871, established a bridewell for the confinement of convicted persons, such institution shall, immediately upon the appointment of the inspectors in this Division 4 contemplated, be known and denominated as the house of correction of the city in which it is located.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-16)
    Sec. 11-4-16. The superintendent of any such house of correction shall receive a salary per annum, to be fixed by the corporate authorities of such city, to be paid quarterly. The superintendent shall keep a record of all infractions of the rules and discipline of the house of correction, with the names of each, the convict offending, and the date and character of each offense. Every misdemeanant in such house of correction shall be allowed time off from his sentence in accordance with the provisions of the "Misdemeanant Good Behavior Allowance Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-4-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-4-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-17)
    Sec. 11-4-17. The inspectors of any such house of correction and the superintendent thereof, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the usual oath of office. The inspectors and superintendent shall severally give bond to such city with sureties, and in a penal sum such as may be required by the corporate authorities thereof, for the faithful performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)