(730 ILCS 5/5-3-3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1005-3-3)
Presentence Commitment for Study.
(a) In felony cases where the court is of the opinion that imprisonment
may be appropriate but desires more information as a basis for determining
the sentence than has been or may be provided by a presentence report under
Section 5-3-1, the court may commit for a period not exceeding 60 days a
convicted person to the custody of the court clinic or the Department of
Corrections if the Department has certified to the court that it can
examine such persons under this Section.
(b) The Department or court clinic shall conduct a study of the person
and shall, pursuant to the court's request, inquire into such matters as
his previous delinquency or criminal experience, his social background, his
capabilities and his mental, emotional and physical health and the
rehabilitative resources of programs adaptable to his needs and any other
matters that the court directs.
(c) At the expiration of the commitment or the sooner completion of the
ordered studies, the person shall be returned to the court for sentencing
with a written report of the results of the study. The report shall be
filed of record under Section 5-3-4.
(d) The time for which the defendant was committed for study shall be
credited against any sentence imposed.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)