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 1        AN  ACT  to amend the County Jail Act by changing Section
 2    20.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.   The  County Jail Act is amended by changing
 6    Section 20 as follows:

 7        (730 ILCS 125/20) (from Ch. 75, par. 120)
 8        Sec. 20. Cost and expense; commissary fund.
 9        (a)  The cost and expense  of  keeping,  maintaining  and
10    furnishing  the  jail  of  each  county,  and  of keeping and
11    maintaining  the  prisoner  thereof,  except   as   otherwise
12    provided  by law, shall be paid from the county treasury, the
13    account therefor being  first  settled  and  allowed  by  the
14    county board.
15        The  county  board may require convicted persons confined
16    in its jail to reimburse the county for the expenses incurred
17    by their incarceration to the extent of their ability to  pay
18    for such expenses.  The warden of the jail shall establish by
19    regulation  criteria  for  a  reasonable deduction from money
20    credited to any account of an inmate to defray the  costs  to
21    the county for an inmate's medical care. The State's Attorney
22    of the county in which such jail is located may, if requested
23    by  the  County Board, institute civil actions in the circuit
24    court of the county in which the jail is located  to  recover
25    from such convicted confined persons the expenses incurred by
26    their  confinement.   The  Such funds recovered shall be paid
27    into the county treasury.
28        (b)  When a prisoner is released  from  the  county  jail
29    after  the  completion  of  his or her sentence and has money
30    credited to his or her account in the  commissary  fund,  the
31    sheriff  or  a  person acting on the authority of the sheriff
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 1    must mail a check in the amount credited  to  the  prisoner's
 2    account  to  the  prisoner's last known address.  If after 30
 3    days from the date of mailing of  the  check,  the  check  is
 4    returned undelivered, the sheriff must transmit the amount of
 5    the  check  to  the  county  treasurer  for  deposit into the
 6    commissary fund.  Nothing in this subsection (b)  constitutes
 7    a  forfeiture  of  the  prisoner's  right  to claim the money
 8    accredited to his or her account after the 30-day period.
 9    (Source: P.A. 89-676, eff. 8-14-96.)

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