(730 ILCS 5/3-6-6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-6)
Computer assisted literacy program.
(a) The Director, with the approval of and acting through the Department
of Central Management Services, shall enter into an agreement with a major
international manufacturer of computers by which that manufacturer (i) shall
loan to the Department and install in a correctional facility equipment to
implement a computer assisted literacy pilot program and (ii) shall aid in the
implementation of that pilot program. The configuration of the computer
equipment utilized in the pilot program shall be similar to that installed
in other correctional facilities. The Director and the manufacturer shall
designate the correctional facility in which the pilot program shall be
(b) The computer assisted literacy pilot program shall be conducted for
not less than 6 months. The Department shall establish criteria for
evaluating the pilot program, based on criteria used in other states for
evaluating computer assisted literacy programs in correctional facilities
in those states.
(c) The computer assisted literacy pilot program instructor shall submit
periodic reports to the Director concerning utilization of the pilot
program, benefits of the pilot program, and progress made by committed
persons participating in the pilot program. The Director shall promptly
forward these reports to the General Assembly.
(d) Not later than 6 months after the conclusion of the computer
assisted literacy pilot program, the Director shall report the results of
the pilot program to the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall
thereupon evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program.
(e) After the conclusion of the computer assisted literacy pilot
program, the Department, with the approval of and acting through the
Department of Central Management Services, may purchase the equipment
utilized in the pilot program, subject to the availability of monies
appropriated to the Department for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 87-635.)