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CORRECTIONS730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 2
(730 ILCS 5/) Unified Code of Corrections.
(730 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. 2 heading)
ORGANIZATION OF DEPARTMENT
730 ILCS 5/3-2-1
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-1)
Consolidation of the Department.
This Chapter consolidates in one statute certain powers and duties of
the Department of Corrections and deletes inoperative and duplicative
statutory provisions with respect to such powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-2
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-2)
Powers and duties of the Department.
(1) In addition to the powers, duties, and responsibilities which are
otherwise provided by law, the Department shall have the following powers:
(a) To accept persons committed to it by the courts
of this State for care, custody, treatment and rehabilitation, and to accept federal prisoners and aliens over whom the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee is authorized to exercise the federal detention function for limited purposes and periods of time.
(b) To develop and maintain reception and evaluation
units for purposes of analyzing the custody and rehabilitation needs of persons committed to it and to assign such persons to institutions and programs under its control or transfer them to other appropriate agencies. In consultation with the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (now the Department of Human Services), the Department of Corrections shall develop a master plan for the screening and evaluation of persons committed to its custody who have alcohol or drug abuse problems, and for making appropriate treatment available to such persons; the Department shall report to the General Assembly on such plan not later than April 1, 1987. The maintenance and implementation of such plan shall be contingent upon the availability of funds.
(b-1) To create and implement, on January 1, 2002, a
pilot program to establish the effectiveness of pupillometer technology (the measurement of the pupil's reaction to light) as an alternative to a urine test for purposes of screening and evaluating persons committed to its custody who have alcohol or drug problems. The pilot program shall require the pupillometer technology to be used in at least one Department of Corrections facility. The Director may expand the pilot program to include an additional facility or facilities as he or she deems appropriate. A minimum of 4,000 tests shall be included in the pilot program. The Department must report to the General Assembly on the effectiveness of the program by January 1, 2003.
(b-5) To develop, in consultation with the Department
of State Police, a program for tracking and evaluating each inmate from commitment through release for recording his or her gang affiliations, activities, or ranks.
(c) To maintain and administer all State correctional
institutions and facilities under its control and to establish new ones as needed. Pursuant to its power to establish new institutions and facilities, the Department may, with the written approval of the Governor, authorize the Department of Central Management Services to enter into an agreement of the type described in subsection (d) of Section 405-300 of the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-300). The Department shall designate those institutions which shall constitute the State Penitentiary System.
Pursuant to its power to establish new institutions
and facilities, the Department may authorize the Department of Central Management Services to accept bids from counties and municipalities for the construction, remodeling or conversion of a structure to be leased to the Department of Corrections for the purposes of its serving as a correctional institution or facility. Such construction, remodeling or conversion may be financed with revenue bonds issued pursuant to the Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act by the municipality or county. The lease specified in a bid shall be for a term of not less than the time needed to retire any revenue bonds used to finance the project, but not to exceed 40 years. The lease may grant to the State the option to purchase the structure outright.
Upon receipt of the bids, the Department may certify
one or more of the bids and shall submit any such bids to the General Assembly for approval. Upon approval of a bid by a constitutional majority of both houses of the General Assembly, pursuant to joint resolution, the Department of Central Management Services may enter into an agreement with the county or municipality pursuant to such bid.
(c-5) To build and maintain regional juvenile
detention centers and to charge a per diem to the counties as established by the Department to defray the costs of housing each minor in a center. In this subsection (c-5), "juvenile detention center" means a facility to house minors during pendency of trial who have been transferred from proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 to prosecutions under the criminal laws of this State in accordance with Section 5-805 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, whether the transfer was by operation of law or permissive under that Section. The Department shall designate the counties to be served by each regional juvenile detention center.
(d) To develop and maintain programs of control,
rehabilitation and employment of committed persons within its institutions.
(d-5) To provide a pre-release job preparation
program for inmates at Illinois adult correctional centers.
(d-10) To provide educational and visitation
opportunities to committed persons within its institutions through temporary access to content-controlled tablets that may be provided as a privilege to committed persons to induce or reward compliance.
(e) To establish a system of supervision and guidance
of committed persons in the community.
(f) To establish in cooperation with the Department
of Transportation to supply a sufficient number of prisoners for use by the Department of Transportation to clean up the trash and garbage along State, county, township, or municipal highways as designated by the Department of Transportation. The Department of Corrections, at the request of the Department of Transportation, shall furnish such prisoners at least annually for a period to be agreed upon between the Director of Corrections and the Secretary of Transportation. The prisoners used on this program shall be selected by the Director of Corrections on whatever basis he deems proper in consideration of their term, behavior and earned eligibility to participate in such program - where they will be outside of the prison facility but still in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Prisoners convicted of first degree murder, or a Class X felony, or armed violence, or aggravated kidnapping, or criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse or a subsequent conviction for criminal sexual abuse, or forcible detention, or arson, or a prisoner adjudged a Habitual Criminal shall not be eligible for selection to participate in such program. The prisoners shall remain as prisoners in the custody of the Department of Corrections and such Department shall furnish whatever security is necessary. The Department of Transportation shall furnish trucks and equipment for the highway cleanup program and personnel to supervise and direct the program. Neither the Department of Corrections nor the Department of Transportation shall replace any regular employee with a prisoner.
(g) To maintain records of persons committed to it
and to establish programs of research, statistics and planning.
(h) To investigate the grievances of any person
committed to the Department and to inquire into any alleged misconduct by employees or committed persons; and for these purposes it may issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of writings and papers, and may examine under oath any witnesses who may appear before it; to also investigate alleged violations of a parolee's or releasee's conditions of parole or release; and for this purpose it may issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents only if there is reason to believe that such procedures would provide evidence that such violations have occurred.
If any person fails to obey a subpoena issued under
this subsection, the Director may apply to any circuit court to secure compliance with the subpoena. The failure to comply with the order of the court issued in response thereto shall be punishable as contempt of court.
(i) To appoint and remove the chief administrative
officers, and administer programs of training and development of personnel of the Department. Personnel assigned by the Department to be responsible for the custody and control of committed persons or to investigate the alleged misconduct of committed persons or employees or alleged violations of a parolee's or releasee's conditions of parole shall be conservators of the peace for those purposes, and shall have the full power of peace officers outside of the facilities of the Department in the protection, arrest, retaking and reconfining of committed persons or where the exercise of such power is necessary to the investigation of such misconduct or violations. This subsection shall not apply to persons committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 on aftercare release.
(j) To cooperate with other departments and agencies
and with local communities for the development of standards and programs for better correctional services in this State.
(k) To administer all moneys and properties of the
(l) To report annually to the Governor on the
committed persons, institutions and programs of the Department.
(m) To make all rules and regulations and exercise
all powers and duties vested by law in the Department.
(n) To establish rules and regulations for
administering a system of sentence credits, established in accordance with Section 3-6-3, subject to review by the Prisoner Review Board.
(o) To administer the distribution of funds from the
State Treasury to reimburse counties where State penal institutions are located for the payment of assistant state's attorneys' salaries under Section 4-2001 of the Counties Code.
(p) To exchange information with the Department of
Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for the purpose of verifying living arrangements and for other purposes directly connected with the administration of this Code and the Illinois Public Aid Code.
(q) To establish a diversion program.
The program shall provide a structured environment
for selected technical parole or mandatory supervised release violators and committed persons who have violated the rules governing their conduct while in work release. This program shall not apply to those persons who have committed a new offense while serving on parole or mandatory supervised release or while committed to work release.
Elements of the program shall include, but shall not
be limited to, the following:
(1) The staff of a diversion facility shall
provide supervision in accordance with required objectives set by the facility.
(2) Participants shall be required to maintain
(3) Each participant shall pay for room and board
at the facility on a sliding-scale basis according to the participant's income.
(4) Each participant shall:
(A) provide restitution to victims in
accordance with any court order;
(B) provide financial support to his
(C) make appropriate payments toward any
other court-ordered obligations.
(5) Each participant shall complete community
service in addition to employment.
(6) Participants shall take part in such
counseling, educational and other programs as the Department may deem appropriate.
(7) Participants shall submit to drug and alcohol
(8) The Department shall promulgate rules
governing the administration of the program.
(r) To enter into intergovernmental cooperation
agreements under which persons in the custody of the Department may participate in a county impact incarceration program established under Section 3-6038 or 3-15003.5 of the Counties Code.
(r-10) To systematically and routinely identify with
respect to each streetgang active within the correctional system: (1) each active gang; (2) every existing inter-gang affiliation or alliance; and (3) the current leaders in each gang. The Department shall promptly segregate leaders from inmates who belong to their gangs and allied gangs. "Segregate" means no physical contact and, to the extent possible under the conditions and space available at the correctional facility, prohibition of visual and sound communication. For the purposes of this paragraph (r-10), "leaders" means persons who:
(i) are members of a criminal streetgang;
(ii) with respect to other individuals within the
streetgang, occupy a position of organizer, supervisor, or other position of management or leadership; and
(iii) are actively and personally engaged in
directing, ordering, authorizing, or requesting commission of criminal acts by others, which are punishable as a felony, in furtherance of streetgang related activity both within and outside of the Department of Corrections.
"Streetgang", "gang", and "streetgang related" have the
meanings ascribed to them in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
(s) To operate a super-maximum security institution,
in order to manage and supervise inmates who are disruptive or dangerous and provide for the safety and security of the staff and the other inmates.
(t) To monitor any unprivileged conversation or any
unprivileged communication, whether in person or by mail, telephone, or other means, between an inmate who, before commitment to the Department, was a member of an organized gang and any other person without the need to show cause or satisfy any other requirement of law before beginning the monitoring, except as constitutionally required. The monitoring may be by video, voice, or other method of recording or by any other means. As used in this subdivision (1)(t), "organized gang" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
As used in this subdivision (1)(t), "unprivileged
conversation" or "unprivileged communication" means a conversation or communication that is not protected by any privilege recognized by law or by decision, rule, or order of the Illinois Supreme Court.
(u) To establish a Women's and Children's Pre-release
Community Supervision Program for the purpose of providing housing and services to eligible female inmates, as determined by the Department, and their newborn and young children.
(u-5) To issue an order, whenever a person committed
to the Department absconds or absents himself or herself, without authority to do so, from any facility or program to which he or she is assigned. The order shall be certified by the Director, the Supervisor of the Apprehension Unit, or any person duly designated by the Director, with the seal of the Department affixed. The order shall be directed to all sheriffs, coroners, and police officers, or to any particular person named in the order. Any order issued pursuant to this subdivision (1) (u-5) shall be sufficient warrant for the officer or person named in the order to arrest and deliver the committed person to the proper correctional officials and shall be executed the same as criminal process.
(v) To do all other acts necessary to carry out the
provisions of this Chapter.
(2) The Department of Corrections shall by January 1, 1998, consider
building and operating a correctional facility within 100 miles of a county of
over 2,000,000 inhabitants, especially a facility designed to house juvenile
participants in the impact incarceration program.
(3) When the Department lets bids for contracts for medical
services to be provided to persons committed to Department facilities by
a health maintenance organization, medical service corporation, or other
health care provider, the bid may only be let to a health care provider
that has obtained an irrevocable letter of credit or performance bond
issued by a company whose bonds have an investment grade or higher rating by a bond rating
(4) When the Department lets bids for
contracts for food or commissary services to be provided to
Department facilities, the bid may only be let to a food or commissary
services provider that has obtained an irrevocable letter of
credit or performance bond issued by a company whose bonds have an investment grade or higher rating by a bond rating organization.
(5) On and after the date 6 months after August 16, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-488), as provided in the Executive Order 1 (2012) Implementation Act, all of the powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities related to State healthcare purchasing under this Code that were transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by Executive Order 3 (2005) are transferred back to the Department of Corrections; however, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities related to State healthcare purchasing under this Code that were exercised by the Department of Corrections before the effective date of Executive Order 3 (2005) but that pertain to individuals resident in facilities operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice are transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(Source: P.A. 100-198, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-235, eff. 1-1-20
730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.1
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-2.1)
In addition to all other powers, duties and
responsibilities which are otherwise provided by law, the Department shall
administer the County Jail Revolving Loan Fund, a special fund in the State
Treasury which is hereby created. The Department shall accept for deposit
into such fund any and all grants, loans, subsidies, matching funds,
reimbursements, appropriations, transfers of appropriations, income derived
from investments, State bond proceeds, proceeds from repayment of loans, or
other things of value from the federal or State governments, person, firm
or corporation, public or private. Monies in the County Jail Revolving
Loan Fund shall be invested in the same manner as provided in "An Act
relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1973, as amended. A portion of the proceeds from the
interest or dividends from such investments may be used to pay
administrative costs of the Department incurred in the administration of
the fund. The Department shall loan money from the County Jail Revolving
Loan Fund to any county for the purpose of constructing a new county jail
or remodeling, reconstructing or renovating an existing county jail. The
Department shall adopt rules and regulations establishing criteria to be
used in determining loan eligibility and the interest rate, if any, to be
charged on loaned money from the fund. The eligibility criteria shall
include the following factors:
(a) creditworthiness of the county;
(b) ability of the county to borrow money by traditional methods;
(c) evidence of the county's efforts to raise funds in traditional markets; and
(d) the costs of borrowing that the county would encounter in traditional markets.
To be eligible for a loan from the fund, a county must demonstrate it has
the ability to make debt service payments and that it has explored all
reasonable methods of expanding, constructing, reconstructing or upgrading
the county jail facility and the method selected is the least expensive or most practical.
No county may finance more than 75% of the total costs of constructing,
reconstructing, upgrading or expanding a county jail facility from the fund.
The term of payment for loans authorized by the Department shall be at
least 10 years. The Department may impose such other charges or fees as it
deems necessary to defray the costs of administering the loans under the fund.
Counties already in the process of upgrading county jail facilities and
counties that combine to construct a regional jail facility shall be
eligible for loans from the fund.
(Source: P.A. 84-1411.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.2
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.2)
(Source: P.A. 86-1327. Repealed by P.A. 101-275, eff. 8-9-19.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.3
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-2.3)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-442)
Voting rights information.
(a) The Department shall make available to a person in its custody current resource materials, maintained by the Illinois State Board of Elections, containing detailed information regarding the voting rights of a person with a criminal conviction in the following formats:
(1) in print;
(2) on the Department's website; and
(3) in a visible location on the premises of each
Department facility where notices are customarily posted.
(b) The current resource materials described under subsection (a) shall be provided upon release of a person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon from the Department.
(Source: P.A. 101-442, eff. 1-1-20
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-449)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Tamms Minimum Security Unit Task Force.
(a) The Tamms Minimum Security Unit Task Force is created to study using the Tamms Minimum Security Unit as a vocational training facility for the Department of Corrections. The membership of the Task Force shall include:
(1) one member to serve as chair, appointed by the
(2) one member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(3) one member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
(4) one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate
(5) one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate
(6) the Director of Corrections or his or her
(7) one member of a labor organization representing a
plurality of Department of Corrections employees;
(8) one member representing Shawnee Community
College, appointed by the President of Shawnee Community College;
(9) one member representing Southern Illinois
University, appointed by the President of Southern Illinois University;
(10) the mayor of Tamms, Illinois; and
(11) one member representing Alexander County,
appointed by the Chairman of the Alexander County Board.
(b) Each member of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. The members of the Task Force shall select a Chairperson. The Task Force shall meet 2 times per year or at the call of the Chairperson. The Department of Corrections shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
(c) The Task Force shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2020 with its recommendations. The Task Force is dissolved on January 1, 2021.
(d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 101-449, eff. 1-1-20
730 ILCS 5/3-2-3
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3)
Director; Appointment; Powers and Duties.
(a) The Department shall be administered by the Director of Corrections
who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois.
(b) The Director shall establish such Divisions within the Department in
addition to those established under Sections 3-2-5 and 3-2-5.5 as shall be desirable and
shall assign to the various Divisions the responsibilities and duties
placed in the Department by the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-527, eff. 6-1-18
730 ILCS 5/3-2-3.1
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-3.1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3.1)
If a treaty in effect between the United States
and a foreign country provides for the transfer or exchange of convicted
offenders to the country of which they are citizens or nationals, the Governor
may, on behalf of the State and subject to the terms of the treaty, authorize the
Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile Justice to consent to the transfer or exchange of offenders
and take any other action necessary to initiate the participation of this
State in the treaty. Before any transfer or exchange may occur, the Director of Corrections shall notify in writing the Prisoner Review Board and the Office of the State's Attorney which obtained the defendant's conviction, or the Director of Juvenile Justice shall notify in writing the Office of the State's Attorney which obtained the youth's conviction.
(Source: P.A. 99-628, eff. 1-1-17
730 ILCS 5/3-2-4
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-4)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-4)
Governor to Visit.
The Governor shall visit the institutions, facilities and programs of
the Department as often as he deems fit, for the purpose of examining into
the affairs and conditions of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-5
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-5)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-5)
Organization of the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(a) There shall be a Department of Corrections which shall
be administered by a Director and an Assistant Director appointed by the Governor under
the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. The Assistant Director shall be
under the direction of the Director. The Department of Corrections shall be
responsible for all persons committed or transferred to the Department
under Sections 3-10-7 or 5-8-6 of this Code.
There shall be a Department of Juvenile Justice which shall be administered by a Director appointed by the Governor under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall be responsible for all persons under 18 years of age when sentenced to imprisonment and committed to the Department under subsection (c) of Section 5-8-6 of this Code, Section 5-10 of the Juvenile Court Act, or Section 5-750 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Persons under 18 years of age committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice pursuant to this Code shall be sight and sound separate from adult offenders committed to the Department of Corrections.
(c) The Department shall create a gang intelligence unit under the
supervision of the Director. The unit shall be specifically designed to gather
information regarding the inmate gang population, monitor the activities of
gangs, and prevent the furtherance of gang activities through the development
and implementation of policies aimed at deterring gang activity. The Director
shall appoint a Corrections Intelligence Coordinator.
All information collected and maintained by the unit shall be highly
confidential, and access to that information shall be restricted by the
Department. The information
shall be used to control and limit the activities of gangs within correctional
institutions under the jurisdiction of the Illinois
Department of Corrections and may be shared with other law enforcement agencies
in order to curb gang activities outside of correctional institutions under the
jurisdiction of the Department and to assist in
the investigations and prosecutions of gang activity. The Department shall
establish and promulgate rules governing the release of information to outside
law enforcement agencies. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the
information, the information is exempt from requests for disclosure under the
of Information Act as the information contained is highly confidential and may
be harmful if disclosed.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-628, eff. 1-1-17
730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5)
(a) As used in this Section:
"Gender-responsive" means taking into account gender
specific differences that have been identified in women-centered research, including, but not limited to, socialization, psychological development, strengths, risk factors, pathways through systems, responses to treatment intervention, and other unique gender specific needs facing justice-involved women. Gender responsive policies, practices, programs, and services shall be implemented in a manner that is considered relational, culturally competent, family-centered, holistic, strength-based, and trauma-informed.
"Trauma-informed practices" means practices
incorporating gender violence research and the impact of all forms of trauma in designing and implementing policies, practices, processes, programs, and services that involve understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma with emphasis on physical, psychological, and emotional safety.
(b) The Department shall create a permanent Women's Division under the direct supervision of the Director. The Women's Division shall have statewide authority and operational oversight for all of the Department's women's correctional centers and women's adult transition centers.
(c) The Director shall appoint a Chief Administrator for the Women's Division who has received nationally recognized specialized training in gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices. The Chief Administrator shall be responsible for:
(1) management and supervision of all employees
assigned to the Women's Division correctional centers and adult transition centers;
(2) development and implementation of
evidenced-based, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed practices that govern Women's Division operations and programs;
(3) development of the Women's Division training,
orientation, and cycle curriculum, which shall be updated as needed to align with gender responsive and trauma-informed practices;
(4) training all staff assigned to the Women's
Division correctional centers and adult transition centers on gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices;
(5) implementation of validated gender-responsive
classification and placement instruments;
(6) implementation of a gender-responsive risk,
assets, and needs assessment tool and case management system for the Women's Division; and
(7) collaborating with the Chief Administrator of
Parole to ensure staff responsible for supervision of females under mandatory supervised release are appropriately trained in evidence-based practices in community supervision, gender-responsive practices, and trauma-informed practices.
(Source: P.A. 100-527, eff. 6-1-18; 100-576, eff. 6-1-18
730 ILCS 5/3-2-6
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-6)
(a) There shall be an Advisory Board within the Department of Corrections composed of 11 persons, one of whom shall be a senior citizen age 60
or over, appointed by the Governor to advise the Director
on matters pertaining to adult offenders. The
members of the Boards shall be qualified for their positions by
demonstrated interest in and knowledge of adult and juvenile correctional
work and shall not be officials of the State in any other capacity. The
members first appointed under this amendatory Act of 1984
shall serve for a term of 6 years and shall be appointed as soon as
possible after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1984. The
members of the Boards now serving shall complete their terms as appointed,
and thereafter members shall be appointed by the Governor to terms of 6
years. Any vacancy occurring shall be filled in the same manner for the
remainder of the term. The Director of Corrections and the Assistant
shall be ex-officio members of the Boards. Each Board shall elect a
chairman from among its appointed members. The Director shall serve as
secretary of each Board. Members of each Board shall serve without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in
the performance of their duties. The Board shall meet quarterly and at
other times at the call of the chairman.
(b) The Boards shall advise the Director concerning policy matters and
programs of the Department with regard to the custody, care, study,
discipline, training and treatment of persons in the State correctional
institutions and for the care and supervision of persons released on parole.
(c) There shall be a Subcommittee on Women Offenders to the
Advisory Board. The Subcommittee shall be composed of 3 members of the
Advisory Board appointed by the Chairman who shall designate one
member as the chairman of the Subcommittee. Members of the Subcommittee
shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses
necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The Subcommittee
shall meet no less often than quarterly and at other times at the call of its chairman.
The Subcommittee shall advise the Advisory Board and the
Director on all policy matters and programs of the Department with regard
to the custody, care, study, discipline, training and treatment of women in
the State correctional institutions and for the care and supervision of
women released on parole.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06
730 ILCS 5/3-2-7
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-7)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-7)
Staff Training and Development.
(a) The Department shall train its own personnel and any personnel from
local agencies by agreements under Section 3-15-2.
(b) To develop and train its personnel, the Department may make grants
in aid for academic study and training in fields related to corrections.
The Department shall establish rules for the conditions and amounts of such
grants. The Department may employ any person during his program of studies
and may require the person to work for it on completion of his program
according to the agreement entered into between the person receiving the
grant and the Department.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-8
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-8)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-8)
Research and Long Range Planning.
(a) The Department shall establish programs of research, statistics and
planning, including the study of its own performance concerning the
treatment of juveniles and adult offenders.
(b) The Department may conduct and supervise research into the causes,
detection and treatment of criminality, and disseminate such information to
the public and to governmental and private agencies.
(c) The Department may establish such joint research and information
facilities with governmental and private agencies as it shall determine,
and in furtherance thereof may accept financial and other assistance from
public or private sources.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-9
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-9)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-9)
Each fiscal year, the Department shall prepare and
submit to the clerk of the circuit court a financial impact statement that
includes the estimated annual and monthly cost of incarcerating an
individual in a Department facility and the estimated construction cost per
bed. The estimated annual cost of incarcerating an individual in a
Department facility shall be derived by taking the annual expenditures of
Department of Corrections facilities and all administrative costs and dividing the sum
of these factors by the average annual inmate population of the facilities.
All statements shall be made available to the public for inspection and
(Source: P.A. 97-1083, eff. 8-24-12.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-10
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-10)
The Director must authorize to each correctional
parole officer and to any other employee of the Department exercising the
powers of a
peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the
badge is authorized
Department and (ii) contains a unique identifying number.
No other badge shall be authorized by
(Source: P.A. 91-883, eff. 1-1-01.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-11
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-11)
Web link to Department of Public Health information.
On the Department's official Web site, the Department shall provide a link to the information provided to persons committed to the Department and those persons' family members and friends by the Department of Public Health pursuant to Section 2310-321 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Implementation of this Section is subject to appropriation.
(Source: P.A. 94-629, eff. 1-1-06.)
730 ILCS 5/3-2-12
(730 ILCS 5/3-2-12)
Report of violence in Department of Corrections institutions and facilities; public safety reports.
(a) The Department of Corrections shall collect and report:
(1) data on a rate per 100 of committed persons
regarding violence within Department institutions and facilities as defined under the terms, if applicable, in 20 Ill. Adm. Code 504 as follows:
(A) committed person on committed person assaults;
(B) committed person on correctional staff
(C) dangerous contraband, including weapons,
explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons;
(D) committed person on committed person fights;
(E) multi-committed person on single committed
(F) committed person use of a weapon on
(G) committed person use of a weapon on
(H) sexual assault committed by a committed
person against another committed person, correctional staff, or visitor;
(I) sexual assault committed by correctional
staff against another correctional staff, committed person, or visitor;
(J) correctional staff use of physical force;
(K) forced cell extraction;
(L) use of oleoresin capsaicin (pepper spray),
2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS gas), or other control agents or implements;
(M) committed person suicide and attempted
(N) requests and placements in protective
(O) committed persons in segregation, secured
housing, and restrictive housing; and
(2) data on average length of stay in segregation,
secured housing, and restrictive housing.
The Department of Corrections shall collect and report:
(1) data on a rate per 100 of committed persons
regarding public safety as follows:
(A) committed persons released directly from
segregation secured housing and restrictive housing to the community;
(B) the types of housing facilities, whether
private residences, transitional housing, homeless shelters, or other, to which committed persons are released from Department correctional institutions and facilities;
(C) committed persons in custody who have
completed evidence-based programs, including:
(iii) chemical dependency;
(iv) sex offender treatment; or
(v) cognitive behavioral;
(D) committed persons who are being held in
custody past their mandatory statutory release date and the reasons for their continued confinement;
(E) parole and mandatory supervised release
revocation rate by county and reasons for revocation; and
(F) committed persons on parole or mandatory
supervised release who have completed evidence-based programs, including:
(C) chemical dependency;
(D) sex offender treatment; or
(E) cognitive behavioral; and
(2) data on the average daily population and vacancy
rate of each Adult Transition Center and work camp.
(c) The data provided under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section shall be included in the Department of Corrections quarterly report to the General Assembly under Section 3-5-3.1 of this Code and shall include an aggregate
chart at the agency level and individual reports by each correctional institution or facility of the Department of Corrections.
(d) The Director of Corrections shall ensure that the agency level data is reviewed by the Director's executive team on a quarterly basis. The correctional institution or facility's executive team and each chief administrative officer of the correctional institution or facility shall examine statewide and
local data at least quarterly. During these reviews, each chief administrative officer shall:
(1) identify trends;
(2) develop action items to mitigate the root causes
(3) establish committees at each correctional
institution or facility which shall review the violence data on a quarterly basis and develop action plans to reduce violence. These plans shall include a wide range of strategies to incentivize good conduct.
(Source: P.A. 100-907, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)