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92_HB0494eng HB0494 Engrossed LRB9203185ARsb 1 AN ACT concerning corrections. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by 5 changing Section 3-7-2 as follows: 6 (730 ILCS 5/3-7-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-7-2) 7 Sec. 3-7-2. Facilities. 8 (a) All institutions and facilities of the Department 9 shall provide every committed person with access to toilet 10 facilities, barber facilities, bathing facilities at least 11 once each week, a library of legal materials and published 12 materials including newspapers and magazines approved by the 13 Director. A committed person may not receive any materials 14 that the Director deems pornographic. 15 (b) (Blank). 16 (c) All institutions and facilities of the Department 17 shall provide facilities for every committed person to leave 18 his cell for at least one hour each day unless the chief 19 administrative officer determines that it would be harmful or 20 dangerous to the security or safety of the institution or 21 facility. 22 (d) All institutions and facilities of the Department 23 shall provide every committed person with a wholesome and 24 nutritional diet at regularly scheduled hours, drinking 25 water, clothing adequate for the season, bedding, soap and 26 towels and medical and dental care. 27 (e) All institutions and facilities of the Department 28 shall permit every committed person to send and receive an 29 unlimited number of uncensored letters, provided, however, 30 that the Director may order that mail be inspected and read 31 for reasons of the security, safety or morale of the HB0494 Engrossed -2- LRB9203185ARsb 1 institution or facility. 2 (f) All of the institutions and facilities of the 3 Department shall permit every committed person to receive 4 visitors, except in case of abuse of the visiting privilege 5 or when the chief administrative officer determines that such 6 visiting would be harmful or dangerous to the security, 7 safety or morale of the institution or facility. The chief 8 administrative officer shall have the right to restrict 9 visitation to non-contact visits for reasons of safety, 10 security, and order, including, but not limited to, 11 restricting contact visits for committed persons engaged in 12 gang activity. 13 (g) All institutions and facilities of the Department 14 shall permit religious ministrations and sacraments to be 15 available to every committed person, but attendance at 16 religious services shall not be required. 17 (h) Within 90 days after December 31, 1996, the 18 Department shall prohibit the use of curtains, 19 cell-coverings, or any other matter or object that obstructs 20 or otherwise impairs the line of vision into a committed 21 person's cell. 22 (i) A pilot program shall be established within the 23 Department at a facility or institution built on or after 24 January 1, 2002 and designated by the Director in which 25 committed persons shall be prohibited from the possession of 26 cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Director may 27 prohibit the possession of cigarettes and other tobacco 28 products by committed persons at institutions and facilities 29 of the Department built before January 1, 2002 as the 30 Director deems appropriate. 31 (Source: P.A. 89-609, eff. 1-1-97; 89-659, eff. 1-1-97; 32 89-688, eff. 6-1-97; 89-689, eff. 12-31-96; 90-14, eff. 33 7-1-97.) HB0494 Engrossed -3- LRB9203185ARsb 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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