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(730 ILCS 125/5)
(from Ch. 75, par. 105)
Costs of maintaining prisoners.
(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), all costs of maintaining persons
committed for violations of Illinois law, shall be the responsibility of the
county. Except as provided in subsection (b), all costs of maintaining
persons committed under any ordinance or resolution of a unit of local
government, including medical costs, is the responsibility of the unit of local
government enacting the ordinance or resolution, and arresting the person.
(b) If a person who is serving a term of mandatory supervised release for a felony is incarcerated in a county jail, the
Illinois Department of Corrections shall pay the county in which that jail is
located one-half of the cost of incarceration, as calculated by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the county's chief financial officer, for each day
that the person remains in the county jail after notice of the
incarceration is given to the Illinois Department of
Corrections by the county, provided that (i) the Illinois
Department of Corrections has issued a warrant for an alleged
violation of mandatory supervised release by the person; (ii)
if the person is incarcerated on a new charge, unrelated to the
offense for which he or she is on mandatory supervised release,
there has been a court hearing at which the conditions of pretrial release have been set on
the new charge; (iii) the county has notified the Illinois
Department of Corrections that the person is incarcerated in
the county jail, which notice shall not be given until the
hearing has concluded, if the person is incarcerated on a new
charge; and (iv) the person remains incarcerated in the county
jail for more than 48 hours after the notice has been given to
the Department of Corrections by the county. Calculation of the per diem cost
shall be agreed upon prior to the passage of the annual State budget.
(c) If a person who is serving a term of mandatory
supervised release is incarcerated in a county jail, following
an arrest on a warrant issued by the Illinois Department of
Corrections, solely for violation of a condition of mandatory
supervised release and not on any new charges for a new
offense, then the Illinois Department of Corrections shall pay
the medical costs incurred by the county in securing treatment
for that person, for any injury or condition other than one
arising out of or in conjunction with the arrest of the person
or resulting from the conduct of county personnel, while he or
she remains in the county jail on the warrant issued by the
Illinois Department of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-23