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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 2006-2018. 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 MrsHonniB
in Re: Pontiac is on LOCKDO...
on August 06, 2018, 09:59:42 AM

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 Jillia
in Re: Inmate page on websi...
on May 01, 2018, 10:25:16 AM

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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Last post by Gbheoasut
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on February 15, 2018, 09:27:33 PM

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Register to receive inmate transfer, release notification

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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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26 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Can A Transfer be Re...
on May 30, 2017, 12:24:49 PM

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

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

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Last post by Father
in Re: Transfers
on May 27, 2018, 04:13:38 PM

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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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Last post by blickly
in Heat
on September 22, 2018, 10:02:28 AM

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

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Last post by Keldan
in Work Release @ Statevill...
on July 25, 2018, 10:46:52 AM

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Current media stories, Press releases and Comments

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Last post by Wanda Cool
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on September 09, 2018, 02:32:36 PM

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

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

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Last post by Sunflwrs
in Re: Menard Death Sept 20...
on September 11, 2018, 05:29:34 PM

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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

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Last post by Father
in Re: Art by Damon Fisher,...
on September 04, 2017, 01:33:22 PM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SYSTEM, MAILING REGULATIONS, INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

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

Moderator: kah2006

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Last post by trauma4us
in MP3 players at Taylorvil...
on September 20, 2018, 07:50:57 PM

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

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

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76 Topics

Last post by coasterman
in Re: Sending playing card...
on June 09, 2018, 07:28:10 AM

No New Posts INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

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

Moderator: me

307 Posts
39 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Western Union Help!
on September 21, 2018, 02:03:09 PM

No New Posts BOOKS TO INMATES

Services, organizations providing books to prisoners - ordering info

Moderator: jdmlt

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15 Topics

Last post by brsgrl75
in Re: Catalogs to order fr...
on April 29, 2018, 09:24:25 AM

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Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

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Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Ms Lewis Transportat...
on September 21, 2018, 02:00:30 PM

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

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IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions

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1085 Posts
99 Topics

Last post by tmfreeman
in Re: First visit to pinck...
on September 19, 2018, 07:57:39 AM

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

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

486 Posts
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Last post by CanadianCutie
in Re: ILLINOIS RIVER Corre...
on September 13, 2018, 01:55:26 PM

Child Boards: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (includes Federal Illinois prisons and Federal Inmate Locator)
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171 Topics

Last post by lilibethmaclean
in Re: Dixon Springs Boot C...
on January 24, 2018, 06:27:02 PM

Child Boards: COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S BOOT CAMP
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Information about Illinois' eight youth centers

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9 Topics

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

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Information about Illinois' eight Adult transition centers

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90 Topics

Last post by LovinDB
in Re: North Lawndale ATC
on August 16, 2018, 06:13:24 PM

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"

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

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Illinois Map locating all DOC facilities and Federal Camps

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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

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

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Last post by Father
in Re: parold options
on April 04, 2018, 04:11:40 PM

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

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Last post by dzr
in Re: Prison reform bill p...
on August 29, 2018, 04:48:00 PM

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Links to Compiled Statutes- reference material

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14 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: OLD - Illinois Statu...
on December 24, 2017, 11:47:30 PM

Child Boards: Title 20 - Regulating Illinois Prisons
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Updated Policy changes and Directives

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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

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All Sentencing Topics (except figuring 'Good Time')

Moderator: Dazzler

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Last post by Strongwife
in Re: 45 days or less in I...
on April 14, 2018, 11:00:26 PM

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

Moderator: Dazzler

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57 Topics

Last post by Familyties
in Re: SSC What is going on
on September 22, 2018, 10:57:24 PM

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Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

Moderator: Forevermah

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Last post by pt1318
in Re: New Parole Condition...
on September 14, 2018, 01:22:23 PM

No New Posts IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS

Information and discussion - transferring from facilities

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113 Topics

Last post by sarashane
in Re: Transfer day
on July 10, 2018, 07:34:18 PM

No New Posts DEATH PENALTY & 'LWOP' TOPICS

Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions

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

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Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues

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

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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

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54 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
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on March 12, 2018, 08:03:09 AM

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

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

PRISON ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

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Victims supporting parole, please share your stories

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Last post by Tcwriter
in Re: One Victim's Experie...
on December 21, 2017, 01:51:48 PM

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

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