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

730 ILCS 5/Ch. V Art. 7

 
    (730 ILCS 5/Ch. V Art. 7 heading)
ARTICLE 7. SENTENCE OF PERIODIC IMPRISONMENT

730 ILCS 5/5-7-1

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-1)
    Sec. 5-7-1. Sentence of periodic imprisonment.
    (a) A sentence of periodic imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment during which the committed person may be released for periods of time during the day or night or for periods of days, or both, or if convicted of a felony, other than first degree murder, a Class X or Class 1 felony, committed to any county, municipal, or regional correctional or detention institution or facility in this State for such periods of time as the court may direct. Unless the court orders otherwise, the particular times and conditions of release shall be determined by the Department of Corrections, the sheriff, or the Superintendent of the house of corrections, who is administering the program.
    (b) A sentence of periodic imprisonment may be imposed to permit the defendant to:
        (1) seek employment;
        (2) work;
        (3) conduct a business or other self-employed
    
occupation including housekeeping;
        (4) attend to family needs;
        (5) attend an educational institution, including
    
vocational education;
        (6) obtain medical or psychological treatment;
        (7) perform work duties at a county, municipal, or
    
regional correctional or detention institution or facility;
        (8) continue to reside at home with or without
    
supervision involving the use of an approved electronic monitoring device, subject to Article 8A of Chapter V; or
        (9) for any other purpose determined by the court.
    (c) Except where prohibited by other provisions of this Code, the court may impose a sentence of periodic imprisonment for a felony or misdemeanor on a person who is 17 years of age or older. The court shall not impose a sentence of periodic imprisonment if it imposes a sentence of imprisonment upon the defendant in excess of 90 days.
    (d) A sentence of periodic imprisonment shall be for a definite term of from 3 to 4 years for a Class 1 felony, 18 to 30 months for a Class 2 felony, and up to 18 months, or the longest sentence of imprisonment that could be imposed for the offense, whichever is less, for all other offenses; however, no person shall be sentenced to a term of periodic imprisonment longer than one year if he is committed to a county correctional institution or facility, and in conjunction with that sentence participate in a county work release program comparable to the work and day release program provided for in Article 13 of Chapter III of this Code in State facilities. The term of the sentence shall be calculated upon the basis of the duration of its term rather than upon the basis of the actual days spent in confinement. No sentence of periodic imprisonment shall be subject to the good time credit provisions of Section 3-6-3 of this Code.
    (e) When the court imposes a sentence of periodic imprisonment, it shall state:
        (1) the term of such sentence;
        (2) the days or parts of days which the defendant is
    
to be confined;
        (3) the conditions.
    (f) The court may issue an order of protection pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 as a condition of a sentence of periodic imprisonment. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 shall govern the issuance, enforcement and recording of orders of protection issued under this Section. A copy of the order of protection shall be transmitted to the person or agency having responsibility for the case.
    (f-5) An offender sentenced to a term of periodic imprisonment for a felony sex offense as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act shall be required to undergo and successfully complete sex offender treatment by a treatment provider approved by the Board and conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act.
    (g) An offender sentenced to periodic imprisonment who undergoes mandatory drug or alcohol testing, or both, or is assigned to be placed on an approved electronic monitoring device, shall be ordered to pay the costs incidental to such mandatory drug or alcohol testing, or both, and costs incidental to such approved electronic monitoring in accordance with the defendant's ability to pay those costs. The county board with the concurrence of the Chief Judge of the judicial circuit in which the county is located shall establish reasonable fees for the cost of maintenance, testing, and incidental expenses related to the mandatory drug or alcohol testing, or both, and all costs incidental to approved electronic monitoring, of all offenders with a sentence of periodic imprisonment. The concurrence of the Chief Judge shall be in the form of an administrative order. The fees shall be collected by the clerk of the circuit court, except as provided in an administrative order of the Chief Judge of the circuit court. The clerk of the circuit court shall pay all moneys collected from these fees to the county treasurer who shall use the moneys collected to defray the costs of drug testing, alcohol testing, and electronic monitoring. The county treasurer shall deposit the fees collected in the county working cash fund under Section 6-27001 or Section 6-29002 of the Counties Code, as the case may be.
    (h) All fees and costs imposed under this Section for any violation of Chapters 3, 4, 6, and 11 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, and any violation of the Child Passenger Protection Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, shall be collected and disbursed by the circuit clerk as provided under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.
    The Chief Judge of the circuit court of the county may by administrative order establish a program for electronic monitoring of offenders, in which a vendor supplies and monitors the operation of the electronic monitoring device, and collects the fees on behalf of the county. The program shall include provisions for indigent offenders and the collection of unpaid fees. The program shall not unduly burden the offender and shall be subject to review by the Chief Judge.
    The Chief Judge of the circuit court may suspend any additional charges or fees for late payment, interest, or damage to any device.
    (i) A defendant at least 17 years of age who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in a county of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and who has not been previously convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony and who is sentenced to a term of periodic imprisonment may as a condition of his or her sentence be required by the court to attend educational courses designed to prepare the defendant for a high school diploma and to work toward receiving a high school diploma or to work toward passing high school equivalency testing or to work toward completing a vocational training program approved by the court. The defendant sentenced to periodic imprisonment must attend a public institution of education to obtain the educational or vocational training required by this subsection (i). The defendant sentenced to a term of periodic imprisonment shall be required to pay for the cost of the educational courses or high school equivalency testing if a fee is charged for those courses or testing. The court shall revoke the sentence of periodic imprisonment of the defendant who wilfully fails to comply with this subsection (i). The court shall resentence the defendant whose sentence of periodic imprisonment has been revoked as provided in Section 5-7-2. This subsection (i) does not apply to a defendant who has a high school diploma or has successfully passed high school equivalency testing. This subsection (i) does not apply to a defendant who is determined by the court to be a person with a developmental disability or otherwise mentally incapable of completing the educational or vocational program.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-2

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-2)
    Sec. 5-7-2. Modification and Revocation.
    (a) A sentence of periodic imprisonment may be modified or revoked by the court if:
        (1) the offender commits another offense; or
        (2) the offender violates any of the conditions of
    
the sentence; or
        (3) the offender violates any rule or regulation of
    
the institution, agency or Department to which he has been committed.
    (b) If the offender violates the order of periodic imprisonment, the Department of Corrections, the sheriff, or the superintendent of the house of corrections shall report such violation to the court.
    (c) The court shall not modify or revoke a sentence of periodic imprisonment unless the offender has been given written notice and afforded a hearing under Section 5-6-4. If the offender is incarcerated as a result of his alleged violation of the court's prior order, such hearing shall be held within 14 days of the onset of said incarceration. Where a sentence of periodic imprisonment is revoked, the court may impose any other sentence that was available at the time of initial sentencing.
(Source: P.A. 95-35, eff. 1-1-08.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-3

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-3)
    Sec. 5-7-3. Commitment. (a) Commitment under a sentence of periodic imprisonment for a misdemeanor shall be to the sheriff or the superintendent of the house of corrections or workhouse.
    (b) Commitment under a sentence of periodic imprisonment for a felony may be under paragraph (a) of this Section or to the Department of Corrections if the Director of the Department has certified that appropriate facilities and personnel are available to administer sentences of periodic imprisonment.
    (c) The Director of the Department of Corrections may certify that an appropriate institution has the facilities and personnel to administer periodic imprisonment. Such certification shall be filed with the clerk of the circuit court from which commitments to such institution will be accepted. Any such certification may be revoked by filing a notice of revocation with such clerk.
    (d) The sheriff of any county may certify that an appropriate institution has the facilities and personnel to administer periodic imprisonment. Such certification shall be filed with the clerk of the circuit court from which commitments to such institution will be accepted. Any such certification may be revoked by filing a notice of revocation with such clerk.
    (e) If the sheriff to whose custody a defendant is committed for a term of periodic imprisonment certifies an institution under subsection (d), the sheriff may contract, subject to the approval of the county board, with a certified institution for the housing of the offender in that institution, and while so placed the offender shall be subject to the court's terms of imprisonment. The cost of maintenance of such offender shall be paid by the county in which he was committed.
    (f) Neither the State, any unit of local government or the sheriff of the county to whose custody a defendant is committed, nor any officer or employee thereof acting in the course of their official duties shall be liable for any injury or loss which a person might suffer while residing at a certified institution, nor shall they be liable for any tortious acts of any offender housed at the certified institution, or for any tortious acts of an officer or employee of such institution, except for wilful and wanton misconduct or gross negligence on the part of such governmental unit, officer or employee.
(Source: P.A. 85-1433.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-4

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-4)
    Sec. 5-7-4. Continuation of Employment.
    If the offender has been regularly employed, the Department of Corrections, the sheriff, the superintendent of the house of correction or workhouse, or the probation officer shall arrange for a continuation of such employment. If the offender has not been regularly employed, every reasonable effort shall be made to secure employment for such person, and any person for whom employment is secured shall be paid a fair and reasonable wage and shall not be required to work more than 8 hours per day, nor more than 48 hours per week.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-5

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-5)
    Sec. 5-7-5. Arrangement between Sheriffs for Employment.
    The court may authorize the sheriff to whose custody a defendant is committed, to arrange with another sheriff for the employment of the offender in the latter's county, and while so employed to be in the latter sheriff's custody but in other respects to be and continue subject to the commitment. The cost of maintenance of such offender shall be paid by the county in which he was committed. The Department of Corrections may transfer an offender committed to it to another institution or facility of the Department subject to the approval of the committing court.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-6

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-6)
    Sec. 5-7-6. Duty of Clerk of Court or the Department of Corrections; collection and disposition of compensation.
    (a) Every gainfully employed offender shall be responsible for managing his or her earnings. The clerk of the circuit court shall have only those responsibilities regarding an offender's earnings as are set forth in this Section.
    Every offender, including offenders who are sentenced to periodic imprisonment for weekends only, gainfully employed shall pay a fee for room and board at a rate established, with the concurrence of the chief judge of the judicial circuit, by the county board of the county in which the offender is incarcerated. The concurrence of the chief judge shall be in the form of an administrative order. In establishing the fee for room and board consideration may be given to all costs incidental to the incarceration of offenders. If an offender is necessarily absent from the institution at mealtime he or she shall, without additional charge, be furnished with a meal to carry to work. Each week, on a day designated by the clerk of the circuit court, every offender shall pay the clerk the fees for the offender's room and board. Failure to pay the clerk on the day designated shall result in the termination of the offender's release. All fees for room and board collected by the circuit court clerk shall be disbursed into the county's General Corporate Fund.
    By order of the court, all or a portion of the earnings of employed offenders shall be turned over to the clerk to be distributed for the following purposes, in the order stated:
        (1) the room and board of the offender;
        (2) necessary travel expenses to and from work and
    
other incidental expenses of the offender, when those expenses are incurred by the administrator of the offender's imprisonment;
        (3) support of the offender's dependents, if any.
    (b) If the offender has one or more dependents who are recipients of financial assistance pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, or who are residents of a State hospital, State school or foster care facility provided by the State, the court shall order the offender to turn over all or a portion of his earnings to the clerk who shall, after making the deductions provided for under paragraph (a), distribute those earnings to the appropriate agency as reimbursement for the cost of care of such dependents. The order shall permit the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Illinois Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act) or the local governmental unit, as the case may be, to request the clerk that subsequent payments be made directly to the dependents, or to some agency or person in their behalf, upon removal of the dependents from the public aid rolls; and upon such direction and removal of the recipients from the public aid rolls, the Department of Human Services or the local governmental unit, as the case requires, shall give written notice of such action to the court. Payments received by the Department of Human Services or by governmental units in behalf of recipients of public aid shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury or General Assistance Fund of the governmental unit, under Section 10-19 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (c) The clerk of the circuit court shall keep individual accounts of all money collected by him as required by this Article. He shall deposit all moneys as trustee in a depository designated by the county board and shall make payments required by the court's order from such trustee account. Such accounts shall be subject to audit in the same manner as accounts of the county are audited.
    (d) If an institution or the Department of Corrections certifies to the court that it can administer this Section with respect to persons committed to it under this Article, the clerk of the court shall be relieved of its duties under this Section and they shall be assumed by such institution or the Department.
(Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-7

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-7)
    Sec. 5-7-7. Jurisdiction.
    The court which committed the offender to periodic imprisonment shall retain jurisdiction over him during the term of commitment and may order a diminution of the term if his conduct, diligence and general attitude merit such diminution.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/5-7-8

    (730 ILCS 5/5-7-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-7-8)
    Sec. 5-7-8. Subsequent Sentences.
    (a) The service of a sentence of imprisonment shall satisfy any sentence of periodic imprisonment which was imposed on an offender for an offense committed prior to the imposition of the sentence. An offender who is serving a sentence of periodic imprisonment at the time a sentence of imprisonment is imposed shall be delivered to the custody of the Department of Corrections to commence service of the sentence immediately.
    (b) If a sentence of imprisonment under Section 5-4.5-55, 5-4.5-60, or 5-4.5-65 (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-55, 5/5-4.5-60, or 5/5-4.5-65) is imposed on an offender who is under a previously imposed sentence of periodic imprisonment, such person shall commence service of the sentence immediately. Where such sentence is for a term in excess of 90 days, the service of such sentence shall satisfy the sentence of periodic imprisonment.
(Source: P.A. 95-1052, eff. 7-1-09.)