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92_HB5919 LRB9215548LDtm 1 AN ACT in relation to criminal law. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by 5 changing Section 3-7-2 as follows: 6 (730 ILCS 5/3-7-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-7-2) 7 Sec. 3-7-2. Facilities. 8 (a) All institutions and facilities of the Department 9 shall provide every committed person with access to toilet 10 facilities, barber facilities, bathing facilities at least 11 once each week, a library of legal materials and published 12 materials including newspapers and magazines approved by the 13 Director. A committed person may not receive any materials 14 that the Director deems pornographic. 15 (b) (Blank). 16 (c) All institutions and facilities of the Department 17 shall provide facilities for every committed person to leave 18 his cell for at least one hour each day unless the chief 19 administrative officer determines that it would be harmful or 20 dangerous to the security or safety of the institution or 21 facility. 22 (d) All institutions and facilities of the Department 23 shall provide every committed person with a wholesome and 24 nutritional diet at regularly scheduled hours, drinking 25 water, clothing adequate for the season, bedding, soap and 26 towels and medical and dental care. The Department may not 27 enter into a contract with a private vendor to provide food 28 services for institutions or facilities of the Department 29 that are operating before January 1, 2004. For the purposes 30 of this subsection (d), "private vendor" means a vendor which 31 is not the State of Illinois, a unit of local government, or -2- LRB9215548LDtm 1 school district. 2 (e) All institutions and facilities of the Department 3 shall permit every committed person to send and receive an 4 unlimited number of uncensored letters, provided, however, 5 that the Director may order that mail be inspected and read 6 for reasons of the security, safety or morale of the 7 institution or facility. 8 (f) All of the institutions and facilities of the 9 Department shall permit every committed person to receive 10 visitors, except in case of abuse of the visiting privilege 11 or when the chief administrative officer determines that such 12 visiting would be harmful or dangerous to the security, 13 safety or morale of the institution or facility. The chief 14 administrative officer shall have the right to restrict 15 visitation to non-contact visits for reasons of safety, 16 security, and order, including, but not limited to, 17 restricting contact visits for committed persons engaged in 18 gang activity. No committed person in a super maximum 19 security facility or on disciplinary segregation is allowed 20 contact visits. Any committed person found in possession of 21 illegal drugs or who fails a drug test shall not be permitted 22 contact visits for a period of at least 6 months. Any 23 committed person involved in gang activities or found guilty 24 of assault committed against a Department employee shall not 25 be permitted contact visits for a period of at least 6 26 months. 27 (g) All institutions and facilities of the Department 28 shall permit religious ministrations and sacraments to be 29 available to every committed person, but attendance at 30 religious services shall not be required. 31 (h) Within 90 days after December 31, 1996, the 32 Department shall prohibit the use of curtains, 33 cell-coverings, or any other matter or object that obstructs 34 or otherwise impairs the line of vision into a committed -3- LRB9215548LDtm 1 person's cell. 2 (Source: P.A. 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 91-912, eff. 7-7-00.) 3 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 4 becoming law.
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