(730 ILCS 5/3-4-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-4-1)
Gifts and Grants; Special Trusts Funds; Department of
Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund.
(a) The Department may accept, receive and use, for and in behalf of the
State, any moneys, goods or services given for general purposes of this
Code by the federal government or from any other source, public
or private, including collections from inmates, reimbursement of payments
under the Workers' Compensation Act, and commissions from inmate collect call
telephone systems under an agreement with the Department of Central Management
Services. For these purposes the Department may comply with such
conditions and enter into such agreements upon such covenants, terms, and
conditions as the Department may deem necessary or desirable, if the
agreement is not in conflict with State law.
(a-5) Beginning January 1, 2018, the Department of Central Management Services shall contract with the
qualified vendor who proposes the lowest per minute rate not exceeding 7 cents per minute for
debit, prepaid, collect calls and who does not bill to any party any tax, service charge, or additional fee
exceeding the per minute rate, including, but not limited to, any per call surcharge, account set up
fee, bill statement fee, monthly account maintenance charge, or refund fee as established by the
Federal Communications Commission Order for state prisons in the Matter of Rates for Interstate
Inmate Calling Services, Second Report and Order, WC Docket 12-375, FCC 15-136 (adopted Oct. 22,
2015). Telephone services made available through a prepaid or collect call system shall
include international calls; those calls shall be made available at reasonable rates subject to Federal
Communications Commission rules and regulations, but not to exceed 23 cents per minute. This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly applies to any new or renewal contract for inmate calling services.
(b) On July 1, 1998, the Department of Corrections Reimbursement Fund
and the Department of Corrections Education Fund shall be combined into a
single fund to be known as the Department of Corrections Reimbursement and
Education Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State
Treasury. The moneys deposited into the Department of Corrections
Reimbursement and Education Fund shall be appropriated to the
Department of Corrections for the expenses of the Department.
The following shall be deposited into the Department of Corrections
Reimbursement and Education Fund:
(i) Moneys received or recovered by the Department of
Corrections as reimbursement for expenses incurred for the incarceration of committed persons.
(ii) Moneys received or recovered by the Department
as reimbursement of payments made under the Workers' Compensation Act.
(iii) Moneys received by the Department as
commissions from inmate collect call telephone systems.
(iv) Moneys received or recovered by the Department
as reimbursement for expenses incurred by the employment of persons referred to the Department as participants in the federal Job Training Partnership Act programs.
(v) Federal moneys, including reimbursement and
advances for services rendered or to be rendered and moneys for other than educational purposes, under grant or contract.
(vi) Moneys identified for deposit into the Fund
under Section 13-44.4 of the School Code.
(vii) Moneys in the Department of Corrections
Reimbursement Fund and the Department of Corrections Education Fund at the close of business on June 30, 1998.
(Source: P.A. 99-878, eff. 1-1-17