91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2584
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Short description: 
PRISON REGULATION                                                          

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Unified Code of Corrections.  Establishes restrictions      
   on personal visits, phone calls, television watching, and recreational      
   activities of inmates during their first 6 month of  incarceration  in      
   Department  facilities.   Requires inmates to be tested 6 months after      
   incarceration for  HIV.   Establishes  restrictions  on  the  personal      
   property of inmates.  Creates the Prison Oversight Commission. Creates      
   the  Office  of  the  Executive Director to investigate administrative      
   acts of the Department of Corrections that  are  contrary  to  law  or      
   policy. Amends the Freedom of Information Act.  Permits the records of      
   inmates  of  the  Department  of  Corrections  to be made available to      
   probation officers, State's Attorneys, law enforcement officers, crime      
   victims, and the court.  Amends the Criminal Code  of  1961.  Provides      
   that  it  is  a Class 4 felony to use an alias or false identification      
   card to gain access as  a  visitor  to  a  Department  of  Corrections      
   facility.   Provides  that  a  criminal  offense  committed in a penal      
   institution or within 1,000 feet of a penal institution in furtherance      
   of gang activity shall be enhanced  one  classification.   Amends  the      
   Code  of  Criminal  Procedure of 1963. Provides that it is prima facie      
   evidence of a possession violation of the Cannabis Control Act or  the      
   Illinois  Controlled Substances Act that an inmate tested positive for      
   cannabis or a controlled substance. Makes other changes.                    
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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