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I just happened upon this post and got as chuckle, 3 yes later and those trucks are still parked in Lincoln, I pass them every time I leave the prison and head into town
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IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS / Re: Institutional transfers
« Last post by Barbeegirl88 on April 21, 2018, 07:46:23 PM »
He called me and told me his transfer you east Moline was approved!!!! Yayyyy. He didnít put himself in for a transfer. His counselor put him in for an institutional transfer which is only one prison so itís up to Springfield basically.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: MP3 players in Stateville
« Last post by Leonie on April 20, 2018, 03:10:41 PM »
Thank you! So they cannot buy them yet? Let"s hope they are available soon, my friend is already very excited about it.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: MP3 players in Stateville
« Last post by MissAndrea on April 20, 2018, 01:35:21 PM »
No. They do not have them yet. But they should be available within the next few months. LO said the process is underway
of getting the kiosks installed.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Seg question
« Last post by Gizgirl2 on April 20, 2018, 06:18:58 AM »
At western the limit is 5 while in seg at a time. Ultimately it depends on the officer passing the mail out.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / MP3 players in Stateville
« Last post by Leonie on April 18, 2018, 10:58:04 AM »
Hello, I have not been on here for a long time so probably this question has been asked before... do they have mp3 players now in Stateville and how much do they cost? Thank you!
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Seg question
« Last post by zachsmom on April 18, 2018, 04:15:13 AM »
I would send a few pictures with a letter. I know books are okay when mailed and would think pictures would be as well. As for a limit, I'm not  sure about that but you could call the mail room.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Seg question
« Last post by cem31 on April 17, 2018, 10:29:05 PM »
Can inmates get pictures in seg as well? If so is there a limit?
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You should be able to call the main line and ask for someone in the commissary department. I was able to do this when my husband was in county. Not sure if it'll be the same for DOC. Would you happen to know though if your LO was searched when he got to NRC or not. My husband is trying to take a few pictures with him may in case mail is super backed up and my letters don't reach him before he ships out. He was told that they didn't search them up until a few weeks ago they started searching.
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BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS / Re: Train from Shawnee
« Last post by holdinitdown on April 15, 2018, 01:33:09 AM »
No they pay for it
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