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(730 ILCS 5/) Unified Code of Corrections.

730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 13

    (730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 13 heading)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-1

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-1)
    Sec. 3-13-1. Establishment. The Department shall establish and maintain work and day release programs and facilities for persons committed to the Department. The Department may establish work and day release programs for nonviolent pregnant female offenders and nonviolent female offenders and their children under the age of 6.
(Source: P.A. 86-1380.)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-2

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-2)
    Sec. 3-13-2. Purposes.
    The Department may allow a committed person to leave an institution or facility during reasonable hours where such release would assist the individual's rehabilitation and would not cause undue risk to the public for any of the following purposes:
    (1) work; or
    (2) conduct a business or other self-employed occupation including housekeeping or attending to family needs; or
    (3) attend an educational institution, including vocational education; or
    (4) obtain medical or psychological treatment, including treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism; or
    (5) other purposes directly related to programs of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-3

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-3)
    Sec. 3-13-3. Record of Release Status.
    The fact and circumstances of release status shall be entered in the master record file of each person placed on work or day release.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-4

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-4)
    Sec. 3-13-4. Rules and Sanctions.)
    (a) The Department shall establish rules governing release status and shall provide written copies of such rules to both the committed person on work or day release and to the employer or other person responsible for the individual. Such employer or other responsible person shall agree to abide by such rules, notify the Department of any violation thereof by the individual on release status, and notify the Department of the discharge of the person from work or other programs.
    (b) If a committed person violates any rule, the Department may impose sanctions appropriate to the violation. The Department shall provide sanctions for unauthorized absences which shall include prosecution for escape under Section 3-6-4.
    (c) An order certified by the Director, Assistant Director, or the Supervisor of the Apprehension Unit, or a person duly designated by him or her, with the seal of the Department of Corrections attached and directed to all sheriffs, coroners, police officers, or to any particular persons named in the order shall be sufficient warrant for the officer or person named therein to arrest and deliver the violator to the proper correctional official. Such order shall be executed the same as criminal processes.
    In the event that a work-releasee is arrested for another crime, the sheriff or police officer shall hold the releasee in custody until he notifies the nearest Office of Field Services or any of the above-named persons designated in this Section to certify the particular process or warrant.
    (d) Not less than 15 days prior to any person being placed in a work release facility, the Department of Corrections shall provide to the State's Attorney and Sheriff of the county in which the work release center is located, relevant identifying information concerning the person to be placed in the work release facility. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, such identifying information as name, age, physical description, photograph, the offense, and the sentence for which the person is serving time in the Department of Corrections, and like information. The Department of Corrections shall, in addition, give written notice not less than 15 days prior to the placement to the State's Attorney of the county from which the offender was originally sentenced.
(Source: P.A. 97-1083, eff. 8-24-12.)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-5

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-5)
    Sec. 3-13-5. Wages and Working Conditions.
    A person on work release shall not be required to work for less than the prevailing wage or under worse than prevailing working conditions in the area.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/3-13-6

    (730 ILCS 5/3-13-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-6)
    Sec. 3-13-6. Expenses; Disposition of Wages.
    (a) The Department shall establish reasonable fees for the costs of maintenance, transportation, and incidental expenses for those released for employment purposes. Advances of moneys as required by persons prior to receiving their first paycheck may be made by the Department under rules and regulations established by it.
    (b) Compensation paid on account of any person's employment shall be credited to the individual's account in a bank or other financial institution determined by the Department.
    (c) Any earnings after deduction of costs by the Department shall be sent to any legal dependents of the individual, if he shall direct, or to the appropriate agency if such dependents are receiving public assistance or are residents of a State hospital, State school, or foster care facility provided by the State. The surplus shall be deposited in his account for distribution at his direction according to rules and regulations of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)