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CORRECTIONS
(730 ILCS 5/) Unified Code of Corrections.

730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 12

 
    (730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 12 heading)
ARTICLE 12. CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

730 ILCS 5/3-12-1

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-1)
    Sec. 3-12-1. Useful Employment. The Department shall, in so far as possible, employ at useful work committed persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department, who are over the age of compulsory school attendance, physically capable of such employment, and not otherwise occupied in programs of the Department. Such employment shall equip such persons with marketable skills, promote habits of work and responsibility and contribute to the expense of the employment program and the committed person's cost of incarceration.
(Source: P.A. 86-450.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-2

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-2)
    Sec. 3-12-2. Types of employment.
    (a) The Department shall provide inmate workers for Illinois Correctional Industries to work in programs established to train and employ committed persons in the production of food stuffs and finished goods and any articles, materials or supplies for resale to State agencies and authorized purchasers. It may also employ committed persons on public works, buildings and property, the conservation of natural resources of the State, anti-pollution or environmental control projects, or for other public purposes, for the maintenance of the Department's buildings and properties and for the production of food or other necessities for its programs. The Department may establish, maintain and employ committed persons in the production of vehicle registration plates. A committed person's labor shall not be sold, contracted or hired out by the Department except under this Article.
    (b) Works of art, literature, handicraft or other items produced by committed persons as an avocation and not as a product of a work program of the Department may be sold to the public under rules and regulations established by the Department. The cost of selling such products may be deducted from the proceeds, and the balance shall be credited to the person's account under Section 3-4-3.
(Source: P.A. 101-235, eff. 1-1-20.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-3

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-3)
    Sec. 3-12-3. Vocational Training.
    The Department shall maintain programs of training in various vocations and trades in connection with its employment programs and shall also provide opportunities for training outside working hours.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-3a

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-3a) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-3a)
    Sec. 3-12-3a. Contracts, leases, and business agreements.
    (a) The Department shall promulgate such rules and policies as it deems necessary to establish, manage, and operate its Illinois Correctional Industries division for the purpose of utilizing committed persons in the manufacture of food stuffs, finished goods or wares. To the extent not inconsistent with the function and role of the ICI, the Department may enter into a contract, lease, or other type of business agreement, not to exceed 20 years, with any private corporation, partnership, person, or other business entity for the purpose of utilizing committed persons in the provision of services or for any other business or commercial enterprise deemed by the Department to be consistent with proper training and rehabilitation of committed persons.
    In fiscal year 2021 and 2022, the Department shall oversee the Illinois Correctional Industries accounting processes and budget requests to the General Assembly, other budgetary processes, audits by the Office of the Auditor General, and computer processes. For fiscal year 2021 and 2022, the spending authority of Illinois Correctional Industries shall no longer be separate and apart from the Department's budget and appropriations, and the Department shall control its accounting processes, budgets, audits and computer processes in accordance with any Department rules and policies.
    (b) The Department shall be permitted to construct buildings on State property for the purposes identified in subsection (a) and to lease for a period not to exceed 20 years any building or portion thereof on State property for the purposes identified in subsection (a).
    (c) Any contract or other business agreement referenced in subsection (a) shall include a provision requiring that all committed persons assigned receive in connection with their assignment such vocational training and/or apprenticeship programs as the Department deems appropriate.
    (d) Committed persons assigned in accordance with this Section shall be compensated in accordance with the provisions of Section 3-12-5.
(Source: P.A. 101-636, eff. 6-10-20; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-4

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-4)
    Sec. 3-12-4. Hours and Conditions.
    The Department shall make rules and regulations governing the hours and conditions of labor for committed persons and shall require a medical examination of all persons to determine their physical capacity to work.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-5

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-5)
    Sec. 3-12-5. Compensation. Persons performing a work assignment under subsection (a) of Section 3-12-2 may receive wages under rules and regulations of the Department. In determining rates of compensation, the Department shall consider the effort, skill and economic value of the work performed. Compensation may be given to persons who participate in other programs of the Department. If the committed person files a lawsuit determined frivolous under Article XXII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 50% of the compensation shall be used to offset the filing fees and costs of the lawsuit as provided in that Article until all fees and costs are paid in full. All other wages shall be deposited in the individual's account under rules and regulations of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 101-235, eff. 1-1-20.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-6

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-6)
    Sec. 3-12-6. Programs. Through its Illinois Correctional Industries division, the Department shall establish commercial, business, and manufacturing programs for the sale of finished goods and processed food and beverages to the State, its political units, agencies, and other public institutions. Illinois Correctional Industries shall establish, operate, and maintain manufacturing and food and beverage production in the Department facilities and provide food for the Department institutions and for the mental health and developmental disabilities institutions of the Department of Human Services and the institutions of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
    Illinois Correctional Industries shall be administered by a chief executive officer. The chief executive officer shall report to the Director of the Department or the Director's designee. The chief executive officer shall administer the commercial and business programs of ICI for inmate workers in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
    The chief executive officer shall have such assistants as are required for sales staff, manufacturing, budget, fiscal, accounting, computer, human services, and personnel as necessary to run its commercial and business programs.
    Illinois Correctional Industries shall have a financial officer who shall report to the chief executive officer. The financial officer shall: (i) assist in the development and presentation of the Department budget submission; (ii) manage and control the spending authority of ICI; and (iii) provide oversight of the financial activities of ICI, both internally and through coordination with the Department fiscal operations personnel, including accounting processes, budget submissions, other budgetary processes, audits by the Office of the Auditor General, and computer processes. For fiscal year 2021 and 2022, the financial officer shall coordinate and cooperate with the Department's chief financial officer to perform the functions listed in this paragraph.
    Illinois Correctional Industries shall be located in Springfield. The chief executive officer of Illinois Correctional Industries shall assign personnel to direct the production of goods and shall employ committed persons assigned by the chief administrative officer. The Department of Corrections may direct such other vocational programs as it deems necessary for the rehabilitation of inmates, which shall be separate and apart from, and not in conflict with, programs of Illinois Correctional Industries.
(Source: P.A. 101-636, eff. 6-10-20; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-7

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-7)
    Sec. 3-12-7. Purchasers; Allocation.
    (a) The State, its political units, agencies and other public institutions shall purchase from Illinois Correctional Industries all manufactured goods, articles, materials, industry related services, food stuffs, and supplies required by them which are produced or manufactured by persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department. The Secretary of State may purchase from the Department vehicle registration plates produced by persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department. The Secretary shall determine reasonable specifications and prices of such vehicle registration plates as agreed upon with the Department. Not-for-profit corporations chartered in Illinois or other States may purchase such goods and services. Units of the Federal government and units of government in other States may also purchase such goods and services. All entities which contract with the State, its political units, its agencies, its public institutions or not-for-profit corporations chartered in Illinois may purchase goods or services from the Department which are used in the performance of such contracts. Nothing shall prohibit the Department from bidding on portions of a State contract which are subcontracted by the primary contractor. The public may purchase crushed limestone and lime dust for agricultural and horticultural purposes and hardwood. Illinois Correctional Industries may also sell grain from its agricultural operations on the open market. All other articles, materials, industry related services, food stuffs and supplies which are produced or manufactured by persons confined in institutions and facilities of the Department shall be available for sale on the open market.
    (b) Allocation of goods shall be made in the following manner:
        (1) first, for needs of the Department of Corrections
    
and the Department of Human Services;
        (2) second, for the State, its agencies and public
    
institutions;
        (3) third, for those political subdivisions of the
    
State and their agencies in which the producing institution or facility of the Department is located;
        (4) fourth, for other political subdivisions of the
    
State and their agencies and public institutions;
        (5) fifth, for sale on the open market;
        (6) sixth, for not for profit corporations chartered
    
in Illinois;
        (7) seventh, for units of government in other states;
        (8) eighth, for units of the Federal government;
        (9) ninth, for not-for-profit organizations chartered
    
in other states;
        (10) tenth, all other permitted purchasers.
    (c) Exemption from required purchases shall be on certification of Illinois Correctional Industries that the items to be purchased are not manufactured by Illinois Correctional Industries.
(Source: P.A. 96-877, eff. 7-1-10; 96-943, eff. 7-1-10.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-8

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-8)
    Sec. 3-12-8. Purchase and Control of Supplies.
    The Department may enter into contracts for the purchase of raw materials required for industrial production and shall have charge of articles, materials and supplies manufactured for sale to purchasers.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-9

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-9)
    Sec. 3-12-9. Sale and Lease of Goods. (a) The Department shall establish procedures and issue regulations governing the sale and lease of goods. It shall issue a list of all goods available for sale and lease and shall issue certificates to any required purchasers under Section 3-12-7 where the goods requested are not currently available.
    (b) Prices shall be determined by the Department as near to the usual market price for such items as possible and shall be uniform for all purchasers.
    (c) Any disagreement between the Department and an authorized purchaser or lessee which cannot be resolved between the parties shall be submitted to arbitration. A board of 3 arbitrators shall be chosen: one by the Department; one by the purchaser; and one by the other 2 arbitrators. The decision of the arbitrators shall be final. The arbitrators shall receive no compensation but expenses shall be shared by the parties on an equal basis.
(Source: P.A. 84-1041.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-10

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-10)
    Sec. 3-12-10. Contracts Null and Void. Any contract or agreement violating this Article is null and void. The Attorney General of this State may bring legal action to challenge the validity of any contract agreement which he believes to be in violation of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-11

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-11) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-11)
    Sec. 3-12-11. Report to the General Assembly. By November 1st of each year, the Department shall furnish to the General Assembly a report with respect to the following factors for the preceding fiscal year:
    (a) A balance sheet;
    (b) A financial statement, including profit or loss figures;
    (c) The number and location of industries;
    (d) The quantity of each good produced;
    (e) The cost of materials and labor;
    (f) Sales and actual receipts, by purchaser and in total;
    (g) The average length of time between the receipt of orders and delivery;
    (h) The average length of time between delivery and receipt of payment;
    (i) The number of residents employed in each facility and industry, the number of vacancies occurring throughout the year, whether or not they have been subsequently filled, and the reasons for such vacancies; and
    (j) Beginning on November 1, 1981, recidivism and employment statistics on former resident employees.
(Source: P.A. 81-1507.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-11a

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-11a) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-11a)
    Sec. 3-12-11a. The Department shall establish, operate and maintain food production facilities whereby the Department shall employ committed persons to grow or produce as much food as is practicable for consumption within its institutions.
(Source: P.A. 85-306.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-12

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-12)
    Sec. 3-12-12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97. Repealed by P.A. 96-877, eff. 7-1-10.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-13

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-13) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-13)
    Sec. 3-12-13. Sale of Property. Whenever a responsible officer of the Correctional Industries Division of the Department seeks to dispose of property pursuant to the "State Property Control Act", proceeds received by the Administrator under that Act from the sale of property under the control of the Division of Correctional Industries of the Department shall be deposited into the Working Capital Revolving Fund of the Correction Industries Division if such property was originally purchased with funds therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 81-1507.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-14

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-14) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-12-14)
    Sec. 3-12-14. Recycling and Refuse Sorting Program. The Department shall establish and operate a recycling and refuse sorting program in which committed persons shall be employed. The Department shall promulgate rules and regulations to establish guidelines for the program. The Department shall report to the General Assembly as to the progress of this Recycling and Refuse Sorting Program.
(Source: P.A. 87-647.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-15

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-15)
    Sec. 3-12-15. Personally identifiable information.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "personally identifiable information" includes, without limitation, the following with respect to any individual:
        (1) Address.
        (2) Telephone number.
        (3) Fax number.
        (4) E-mail address.
        (5) Driver's license number.
        (6) Social Security Number.
        (7) Credit card number.
        (8) Credit history and credit rating.
        (9) Insurance information.
        (10) Information on purchasing habits.
        (11) Automobile registration information.
        (12) Vehicle identification number of any vehicle
    
owned or leased by the individual.
    (b) The Department may not assign or permit any committed person to enter any personally identifiable information in a computer processible medium or any other medium, nor may any other governmental entity or any private organization assign or permit any person committed to the Department to enter any personally identifiable information in a computer processible medium or any other medium pursuant to an interagency agreement or contract with the Department.
    (c) This Section applies to all contracts and interagency agreements entered into by the Department before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999 and still in existence on that date as well as to all contracts and interagency agreements entered into by the Department on or after that date.
(Source: P.A. 91-180, eff. 1-1-00.)

730 ILCS 5/3-12-16

    (730 ILCS 5/3-12-16)
    Sec. 3-12-16. Helping Paws Service Dog Program.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Person with a disability" means a person who suffers from a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
    "Program" means the Helping Paws Service Dog Program created by this Section.
    "Service dog" means a dog trained in obedience and task skills to meet the needs of a person with a disability.
    "Animal care professional" means a person certified to work in animal care related services, such as grooming, kenneling, and any other related fields.
    "Service dog professional" means a person certified to train service dogs by an agency, organization, or school approved by the Department.
    "Veteran" means an Illinois resident who is a veteran as defined in subsection (h) of Section 1491 of Title 10 of the United States Code.
    (b) The Department may establish the Helping Paws Service Dog Program to train committed persons to be service dog trainers and animal care professionals. The Department shall select committed persons in various correctional institutions and facilities to participate in the Program.
    (c) Priority for participation in the Program must be given to committed persons who either have a high school diploma or have passed high school equivalency testing.
    (d) The Department may contract with service dog professionals to train committed persons to be certified service dog trainers. Service dog professionals shall train committed persons in dog obedience training, service dog training, and animal health care. Upon successful completion of the training, a committed person shall receive certification by an agency, organization, or school approved by the Department.
    (e) The Department may designate a non-profit organization to select animals from humane societies and shelters for the purpose of being trained as service dogs and for participation in any program designed to train animal care professionals.
    (f) After a dog is trained by the committed person as a service dog, a review committee consisting of an equal number of persons from the Department and the non-profit organization shall select a person with a disability or a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression to receive the service dog free of charge.
    (g) Employees of the Department shall periodically visit persons with disabilities who have received service dogs from the Department under this Section to determine whether the needs of the persons with disabilities or veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression have been met by the service dogs trained by committed persons.
    (h) Employees of the Department shall periodically visit committed persons who have been certified as service dog trainers or animal care professionals and who have been paroled or placed on mandatory supervised release to determine whether the committed persons are using their skills as certified service dog trainers or animal care professionals.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 100-384, eff. 1-1-18.)