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Welcome to ILLINOIS PRISON TALK, www.illinoisprisontalk.org - A Family Support Forum and Information Center for those interacting with the Illinois Department of Corrections. IPT members are comprised of family/friends of inmates, prison reform activists, ex-offenders, prisoner rights advocates and others interested in the well-being of Illinois prisoners. We encourage open discussion but please be tolerant of other's opinions. This website is protected by Copyright 2006-2017. All rights reserved. There are some private forums that require registration, please register.

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ILLINOIS PRISON LOCKDOWN STATUS

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Up-to-date lockdown status for all Illinois prisons

Moderator: Forevermah

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Last post by His Queen
in Re: Menard ON LOCKDOWN -...
on May 14, 2017, 12:33:42 PM

ILLINOIS INMATE LOCATOR - SEARCH FOR IDOC INMATES

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Search the Illinois Department of Corrections Inmate Database

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Last post by mathewstim
in Re: Old Illinois Prison ...
on January 12, 2017, 11:12:29 PM

Child Boards: Cook County Jail Inmate Locator ~ Search Sheriff's database

NATIONWIDE INMATE LOCATOR (ALL 50 STATES) - FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS INMATE LOCATOR

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Search for inmates in all 50 States and the District of Columbia

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Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Federal Prison
on January 19, 2017, 02:56:17 PM

Child Boards: Federal Inmate Locator ~ Search US Federal Bureau of Prisons database

#1 ILLINOIS PRISON INFORMATION WEBSITE - GENERAL CATEGORY

No New Posts GETTING STARTED....When a Loved One Enters the IDOC

Step by step pointers to understanding the process - 'what do I do first?' Q & A about Reception and Classification

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74 Topics

Last post by haleyjen
in Re: Question regarding p...
on Today at 09:49:22 PM

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Register to receive inmate transfer, release notification

Moderator: kah2006

178 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by Joy4archie
in Re: A New Service from ...
on February 10, 2016, 12:32:43 PM

No New Posts HOW TO CONTACT IDOC Offices, DISTRICT DIRECTORS, PRISON REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS (PRB)

To contact IDOC offices, District Directors, FAQ's

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25 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in MOVED: Transfer Question
on March 08, 2017, 06:02:42 AM

No New Posts ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES -DHS

Services to help children and families at this difficult time of incarceration.

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

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19 Topics

Last post by bquinonez
in Re: UPDATE: Immigration ...
on October 02, 2016, 02:34:03 PM

No New Posts QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Please post your questions about the IDOC in this forum. Someone will be along shortly to provide an answer

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283 Topics

Last post by Arrabella
in Re: Visitation
on May 22, 2017, 12:05:23 AM

ILLINOIS PRISON TALK MEDIA CENTER ~ Stateville Speaks On-Line, Prison Publication's, Media News Stories ~

No New Posts "STATEVILLE SPEAKS" NEWSLETTER

Newsletter published with inmate input

Moderators: Forevermah, Bill

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Last post by willied
in Re: Stateville Speaks Di...
on August 21, 2016, 10:36:58 AM

No New Posts ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS

Current media stories, Press releases and Comments

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66 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in MOVED: SB2073
on May 19, 2017, 06:46:44 AM

No New Posts CORRECTIONS NEWS AROUND THE NATION

Current news articles in the field of Corrections and prison news across the US

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

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Last post by sdm
in Re: Obama Bans Solitary ...
on January 27, 2016, 07:06:22 AM

No New Posts PRISON PUBLICATIONS

Links to Prison publications, see Stateville Speaks above

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Last post by TimeStandsStill
in July 2013 IDOC Quarterly...
on August 15, 2013, 11:06:23 AM

ILLINOIS INMATE ART GALLERY

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Stunning artwork created by inmates. All mediums featured: paintings, drawings, tattoos ~ discussion topics

Moderator: Tat2U

184 Posts
32 Topics

Last post by Pnap
in Exhibition by artists an...
on January 13, 2016, 09:11:43 AM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SYSTEM, MAILING REGULATIONS, INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

No New Posts SETTING UP ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SERVICE - FAQ's

All Illinois prisons use mandatory accounts for inmate calls - Securus Technologies

Moderator: kah2006

1061 Posts
37 Topics

Last post by zachsmom
in Re: Weird phone connecti...
on Today at 11:40:04 PM

No New Posts SENDING MAIL, BOOKS, MUSIC, PHOTOS TO ILLINOIS INMATES

Information regarding the mailing of letters, packages, recorded music to IDOC facilities

Moderator: Gizgirl2

829 Posts
69 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: MP3 Players Coming?
on May 20, 2017, 12:28:47 AM

No New Posts INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

How to put 'money on the books' for IDOC inmates - money orders, Western Union, commissary

Moderator: me

306 Posts
40 Topics

Last post by BossPink
in Re: Sending money to son...
on January 27, 2017, 11:32:54 PM

No New Posts BOOKS TO INMATES

Services, organizations providing books to prisoners - ordering info

Moderator: jdmlt

131 Posts
14 Topics

Last post by lois59
in Re: Hardcover Books ???
on March 22, 2017, 10:36:50 AM

No New Posts BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS

Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

Moderator: Forevermah

155 Posts
15 Topics

Last post by Mz.bloy
in Hello
on May 17, 2017, 05:16:58 PM

INDIVIDUAL ILLINOIS PRISON PROFILES - Visiting, Directions, Facility Specific Information -

No New Posts VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS

IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions

Moderator: Gizgirl2

1031 Posts
91 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: Visiting at Western ...
on May 17, 2017, 06:43:13 PM

No New Posts INDIVIDUAL PRISON PROFILES (Includes Cook County Jail)

Prison specific information for each IDOC facility - visiting hours, address, rules, summary of each

467 Posts
42 Topics

Last post by haleyjen
in Re: TAYLORVILLE Correcti...
on April 29, 2017, 03:47:33 PM

Child Boards: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (includes Federal Illinois prisons and Federal Inmate Locator)
No New Posts IDOC BOOT CAMPS

3186 Posts
169 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Dixon Spring and Sta...
on April 26, 2017, 05:46:02 PM

Child Boards: COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S BOOT CAMP
No New Posts ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTERS - (IYC's)

Information about Illinois' eight youth centers

40 Posts
9 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Illinois Youth Cente...
on September 13, 2012, 10:54:24 AM

No New Posts ILLINOIS ADULT TRANSISTIONS CENTER - (ATC'S)

Information about Illinois' eight Adult transition centers

778 Posts
85 Topics

Last post by haleyjen
in Work release question
on April 27, 2017, 09:47:01 PM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHOTOGRAPHS, STATE MAP OF PRISONS

No New Posts "PRISON BREAK" PHOTO COLLECTION - (to view other Illinois prison photos, please register)

Photos of Old Joliet State Prison - setting for filming of TV Series "Prison Break"

10 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by blueroses64
in Re: Deal In The Works Fo...
on March 21, 2013, 10:47:30 AM

No New Posts STATE MAP OF PRISONS

Illinois Map locating all DOC facilities and Federal Camps

8 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Illinois State County Ma...
on February 21, 2009, 09:10:28 AM

LAWS AND LEGISLATION, ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, IDOC DISCIPLINARY CODE/POLICIES

No New Posts LEGAL RESOURCES, LEGAL HELP, LINKS

Links to legal aid, forms, resources, publications, organizations

555 Posts
101 Topics

Last post by ERwife
in Inmate Name Change????
on March 09, 2017, 07:49:27 PM

Child Boards: Law Library Legal Packets
No New Posts PENDING LEGISLATION, COURT RULINGS

New legislation, court rulings, proposed legislation

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97 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: HB 2515
on Today at 04:36:55 AM

No New Posts ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES

Links to Compiled Statutes- reference material

55 Posts
14 Topics

Last post by Gizgirl2
in Re: New laws 2016
on January 24, 2016, 05:51:26 PM

Child Boards: Title 20 - Regulating Illinois Prisons
No New Posts IDOC POLICY CHANGES

Updated Policy changes and Directives

89 Posts
12 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Escape Risk Designat...
on January 21, 2017, 09:22:01 AM

INMATE ISSUES - DEATH PENALTY, PAROLE, TRANSFERS, SENTENCING, INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT, VETERAN BENEFITS

No New Posts SENTENCING

All Sentencing Topics (except figuring 'Good Time')

Moderator: Dazzler

1240 Posts
146 Topics

Last post by ERwife
in Re: County time???
on February 02, 2017, 09:46:33 PM

No New Posts SENTENCE CREDIT - CLEMENCY - EXPUNGEMENT

How to figure inmate good time, earlier release - sample Clemency petition/guidelines

Moderator: Dazzler

533 Posts
52 Topics

Last post by MzD9116
in Release Stipulations
on April 27, 2017, 09:31:14 PM

No New Posts PAROLE/RE-ENTRY

Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

Moderator: Forevermah

958 Posts
78 Topics

Last post by haleyjen
in Re: Host Site Agreement ...
on May 19, 2017, 12:56:58 PM

No New Posts IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS

Information and discussion - transferring from facilities

988 Posts
108 Topics

Last post by haleyjen
in Re: Love one in Cook Cou...
on April 18, 2017, 03:39:55 PM

No New Posts DEATH PENALTY & 'LWOP' TOPICS

Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions

624 Posts
121 Topics

Last post by benjamin.sangraal
in Re: The Death Penalty
on June 15, 2016, 12:52:33 PM

No New Posts JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES

Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues

453 Posts
133 Topics

Last post by sonshine
in Re: Study, Lawmakers Con...
on October 12, 2015, 10:33:00 PM

No New Posts WOMEN INMATE ISSUES

Topics related to the special needs of women prisoners

Moderator: Susan

223 Posts
60 Topics

Last post by Gwheft
in Re: Logan CC
on April 27, 2016, 04:14:53 PM

No New Posts INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT FOR OFFENDING ADULTS

Transferring Parolees to Other States - Link to text of complete interstate agreement

314 Posts
54 Topics

Last post by keyvee78
in Re: In The Middle of Int...
on January 12, 2017, 08:20:10 AM

No New Posts US VETERAN'S BENEFITS

Services and Benefits Available to Incarcerated Veterans and Parolees - moderated by Veteran member

17 Posts
6 Topics

Last post by cmb0757
in Re: Programs/Benefits Fo...
on March 27, 2011, 11:59:54 AM

PRISON ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

No New Posts VICTIMS FOR PAROLE

Victims supporting parole, please share your stories

23 Posts
3 Topics

Last post by Bill
in Re: One Victim's Experie...
on July 25, 2010, 09:54:00 AM

No New Posts PRISON ACTIVISM/ACTIVITIES

There are many fine groups working to better our prisons. Please post information regarding Prison actiivism in this forum

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84 Topics

Last post by sdm
in Re: JHA on The Planned ...
on October 16, 2016, 07:40:16 AM

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