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ILLINOIS PRISON LOCKDOWN STATUS

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Up-to-date lockdown status for all Illinois prisons

Moderators: Forevermah, Gizgirl2

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Last post by trauma4us
in Re: Lockdown Survival Gu...
on May 17, 2016, 06:33:49 AM

ILLINOIS INMATE LOCATOR - SEARCH FOR IDOC INMATES

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Search the Illinois Department of Corrections Inmate Database

20 Posts
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Last post by jen123
in error
on September 08, 2015, 02:16:14 PM

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

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

No New Posts SEARCH NATIONWIDE INMATE DATABASES

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

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Last post by MissAndrea
in Re: Federal Prison
on September 26, 2013, 03:18:29 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

Moderator: Marks_guy

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40 Topics

Last post by Lynnz95
in Re: sending money which ...
on April 27, 2016, 08:02:04 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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22 Topics

Last post by StayinTrue2Him
in Re: Warden or Assistant ...
on October 28, 2015, 03:04:01 PM

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 zachsmom
in Re: Second Update: Immig...
on May 26, 2016, 07:20:50 AM

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

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191 Topics

Last post by His Ryder
in Re: Lawrence Correction...
on May 27, 2016, 10:47:27 PM

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Current top stories and lively topics

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29 Topics

Last post by webmari
in Re: Confidential Visit D...
on April 21, 2016, 07:57:42 PM

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

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Newsletter published with inmate input

Moderators: Forevermah, Bill

134 Posts
6 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Stateville Speaks Di...
on February 01, 2016, 12:18:57 PM

No New Posts ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS

Current media stories, Press releases and Comments

Moderator: me

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83 Topics

Last post by Skittles58
in Re: Reforming Illinois’ ...
on May 13, 2016, 10:54:31 PM

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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97 Topics

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

34 Posts
16 Topics

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

988 Posts
25 Topics

Last post by DRM87
in Re: Fee Changes
on May 02, 2016, 09:10:34 AM

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

759 Posts
60 Topics

Last post by Sizz
in Re: MP3 Players Coming?
on May 07, 2016, 07:27:48 AM

No New Posts INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

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

Moderator: me

284 Posts
35 Topics

Last post by OnOurOwn16
in Re: Sending money to son...
on March 17, 2016, 09:33:48 AM

No New Posts BOOKS TO INMATES

Services, organizations providing books to prisoners - ordering info

Moderator: jdmlt

128 Posts
14 Topics

Last post by EmKat
in Re: Hardcover Books ???
on August 02, 2015, 09:03:29 AM

No New Posts BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS

Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

Moderator: Forevermah

131 Posts
11 Topics

Last post by QcpTransport
in Re: Quality Care Prison ...
on May 25, 2016, 03:04:47 PM

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

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IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions

Moderator: Gizgirl2

929 Posts
70 Topics

Last post by Tex999
in Re: Visitation at Vandal...
on May 26, 2016, 03:37:23 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

388 Posts
42 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in MOVED: Lawrence Correct...
on May 24, 2016, 08:28:08 AM

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

Moderator: Angela

3026 Posts
150 Topics

Last post by Mariz07
in Re: Dixon Springs Boot C...
on May 28, 2016, 10:39:27 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

775 Posts
83 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Chances of approval?
on February 16, 2016, 08:48:09 AM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHOTOGRAPHS, STATE MAP OF PRISONS

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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

550 Posts
101 Topics

Last post by Gizgirl2
in Re: Licenses
on January 21, 2016, 10:02:21 AM

Child Boards: Law Library Legal Packets
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New legislation, court rulings, proposed legislation

672 Posts
92 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: New criminal justice...
on March 14, 2016, 10:51:21 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

78 Posts
12 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Escape Risk Designat...
on May 09, 2014, 03:24:17 PM

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

1224 Posts
142 Topics

Last post by Falcon
in Re: Need help with calcu...
on April 26, 2016, 09:26:30 AM

No New Posts SENTENCE CREDIT - CLEMENCY - EXPUNGEMENT

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

Moderator: Dazzler

485 Posts
42 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Good Time Schedules...
on May 05, 2016, 05:04:07 PM

No New Posts PAROLE/RE-ENTRY

Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

Moderator: Forevermah

851 Posts
62 Topics

Last post by zillion1
in Re: conditions of parole
on May 16, 2016, 10:02:25 AM

No New Posts IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS

Information and discussion - transferring from facilities

Moderators: Susan, me

967 Posts
101 Topics

Last post by geminancer35
in Re: Transfers
on April 29, 2016, 09:51:03 AM

No New Posts DEATH PENALTY & 'LWOP' TOPICS

Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions

623 Posts
121 Topics

Last post by Schrader42
in Condemned Ohio Inmate
on September 18, 2012, 08:46:02 AM

No New Posts JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES

Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues

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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

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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

306 Posts
51 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Submitted Interstate...
on April 26, 2016, 08:28:04 AM

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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
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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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Last post by me
in JHA's Statement on Illin...
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