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INDIVIDUAL ILLINOIS PRISON PROFILES - Visiting, Directions, Facility Specific Information - => ILLINOIS ADULT TRANSISTIONS CENTER - (ATC'S) => Topic started by: Dazzler on March 06, 2006, 10:10:28 AM

Title: Peoria ATC
Post by: Dazzler on March 06, 2006, 10:10:28 AM
Post info here
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Peanuts on March 06, 2006, 10:37:42 AM
Facility Data

Peoria Adult Transition Center

Opened: 1972
Operational Capacity: 248
Transitional Security Male
*Current Population: 232
Average Age: 32
FY2010 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $19,572.00
*As of 5/31/2012. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2012 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
Visiting Hours
IDOC Visitation Rules and Informationóplease review before visiting.

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driverís license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driverís license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitorís date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Holidays are same as above
Facility Address

Business Mail:
607-613 North Main
Peoria, IL 61602

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
607-613 North Main
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 671-3162
Fax: (309) 672-1401

Facility Information

The primary mission of the Peoria Adult Transition Center is to provide supervision, sanctions, reintegration programs and service to the resident offenders. Peoria ATC is committed to maximizing the ability of offenders to be self-sufficient law, abiding citizens when they leave.

Peoria ATC is housed in one building in downtown Peoria. At approximately 48,000 square feet, it contains 248 beds in dorm-type rooms with 6 to 12 residents per room. The facility is located on the bus route amid restaurants, the Civic Center and several hotels, which employ the Peoria ATC residents.

Inmate Programs


    GED (General Education Development)
    College education available in community


    Culinary Arts


    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Marriage Counseling
    Life Skills
    Anger Management
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: DGsluv4ever on March 06, 2006, 12:36:32 PM
I can also provide info on PATC.† My boyfriend was here before being moved back.† Also I have worked with alot of the guys on a regular basis.† They do some of their community service and my place of enployment (that how I met my boyfriend).† So, hopefullt I can provide some help.

Here is some general info:

It is located downtown Peoria, not far off of I-74 near the library, courthouse and such

There are 4 differnt status levels in the PATC center and depending on the level is how much "movement" they get.

There is a list of approved places in Peoria that they can go and things they can do

These guys normally have e-mail account because they can go across the street to the public library

They have to do so much community service each month

As they move up levels they can also go home (home site to be paroled to)

There pay in turned into the center and then they must apply to withdraw money
      If they are sent back the money does not move with them and NO ONE else can pick it up (DG has $4,000 just sitting there until he gets out)
      I believe PATC, "the Center", keeps a portion of the money for "rent"

I dont know how strict they are on mailing rules as I have never set anything, nor did I go visit because he would take his IRT (inmate rec. time) and we would just go to one of the approved places.

~hope this is helpful
† † † † †Level 4 (the highest) can go home up to 4 times a month for MAX of 48 hours (includes travel home and back)

The gurads and shift commanders (like wardens) are pretty good to the guys as long as they follow the rules and show SOME respect
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Chell771 on September 04, 2007, 03:13:18 PM
My b/f was just transferred to Green County Work Camp.  He seems to think he will go to Peoria ATC when it's his time.  I was just wondering if he has to come home, since home is so far away.  Are one of the approved places hotels at all?  I know he doesn't get that time right away, maybe just a couple hours at a time, but when he gets the 48 hours can he go to a local hotel in Peoria?  Thanks for any advice.  Thanks!

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Locasarai80 on February 16, 2008, 06:10:31 PM
Here is my 411 on Peoria atc...

It's not too far from the I74 interstate and is really easy to find.

They are allowed 5 visits a month..three weekday and 2 weekend.

The visits are as long as you want to stay...there from 9 30 am untill 8 pm.

They have vending machines in the visiting room that use cash...yes you are allowed to take money in with you.

Sometimes they search and most of the time they don't.

They are on level one for about a month and after that I know that level 2 is allowed to go to church and a two hour walmart visit a week.

Most of the staff is nice...but there are a few bad apples.

If you have any other questions..feel free to PM me.

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Locasarai80 on December 02, 2008, 03:10:09 PM
It's been a while since I posted....just thought I'd give my overall on PATC now that we are almost done.  He will be released on 2-27-09...less than 80 days.

If anyone has ANY questions, please feel free to ask...I have went rounds with some of the if you need any advice I am at your service to help.

Have a great Holiday! :present:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: smayfield on April 20, 2009, 02:12:10 PM

hey, anyone out there know if at Peoria the can get any good time for participating in drug program? just curious, my husband is going there and I don't know anything about it. can't wait til he is able to get a pass i can tell you that.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: robertslady on July 20, 2009, 01:59:55 PM
robert spent 6 months at the center on his last bid.  he came home every weekend.  thru the week sometimes i would pick him up and we'd go out to eat, etc.  this place was a godsend after him being in dixon!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: jgraff49 on August 02, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
My son will soon be applying for work release.  While we'd like him closer to home (Chicago), we are concerned that the ATC's are all on the west side, therefore closer to his old connections.  Do you think he'd have an easier time staying clear of the dealers if he asked to be sent to Peoria?  Did your husband find work?  Any chance given the current economy that the job found during work release could be kept afterward?
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Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: robertslady on August 02, 2009, 02:58:28 PM
robert went thru a temp service and was placed very quickly.  he opted for peoria to stay away from temptation in chicago.  he had an offer to stay at the job there but decided to come home instead. 
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: jgraff49 on August 05, 2009, 11:38:55 AM
Thanks for the reply.  Would you possibly remember the name of the temp agency?  Was it part of the ATC program or was it a private company that your husband went to independently?  What type of job did he get through the agency?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: robertslady on August 05, 2009, 09:52:24 PM
I think it was called sonoma?  and it was independent from the center.  he was placed in a couple different factory jobs before he found one he liked.  he was hired on to the company pretty quickly after that.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on September 12, 2009, 02:33:16 AM
 :wc10: :wc7: :wc35:

My LO called today and has a notice from his counselor that he has been "approved and awaiting bed space" at Peoria, ATC. He seems to think they transport guys out on Wednesdays but could be mistaken and could be next weds, the weds after that...Does anyone hear know approx. how crowded Peoria is at the moment? I know its a 200 bed facility and all, just trying to see if I will know before his red tape process. Also, how strict are they with home visits? How long will we have to wait (estimated) before he may get to come home for a wknd. at least? How does he get his personal items as have been told there is no commisary at ATCs. I just learned the rules at Vienna, now feeling like I gotta learn the ropes like LO all over again. ANY info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!M~
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on September 20, 2009, 12:32:52 AM

LO headed to Peoria week of 23rd..on or about! Had his picture taken for transfer! Yee "freakin" haw! So excited! I know new set of rules and things to learn but 2 hours away instead of 6! Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on October 16, 2009, 09:49:13 AM
I am at PATC and we do NOT have a drug program here where anyone can get good time. Also the level 2 Wal-Mart passes are 2 a month and then you also have to have a pass approved to go to church. Level 2 is the longest part of the whole thing. I live 4 hours away from here and they give me 7 hours on top of my 48hr passes whan I go home.They do have GED classes that ppl can get good time for.The temp sevice that Robertslady was thinking about is sedona and they send guys out to RMH foods in Morton. The woman in charge of our jobs is a royal "B" and picks and chooses who works. When I do get my release I am calling Springfield about her. Til then I still have to live here. Overall it is a blessing and 100% better than the alternative. 5 guys have gone back since last fri for various things and alot of them were on the list for E.D. If ya have any other questions I am able to get on 3 x's a week. I will try to be helpful. Still NOBODY has left from here on E.D.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on October 16, 2009, 09:52:51 AM
Also on the average it takes about a week to get here once you make it to Jacksonville. That might be changing with all this early release stuff tho. Right now we have been getting about 8 guys a week after about 2 months of getting just a couple or none. Transfers are ALWAYS on WED. It doesn't matter where you are or where your going, unless it is a disiplenary, then you may get a transfer that night. Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on October 21, 2009, 12:44:05 AM
Thanks for the input and information. My LO is there too. I have been twice to see him. He is learning the rules. I do think its CRAP that we still have to pay consolidated instead of letting the guys use phone cards of their choosing. I thought I was done giving consolidated money! He has been to Walmart and has heard about the B**** that has a "selection" process of her own for who gets what jobs. I also heard you are all under a new director and those with EXTRA stuff or things that aren't allowed are going to be searched after the 1st of November and the extra stuff be taken from you. That came from one of the guys in the "bubble".
We live 2hours away, each way. We have been told that we have to see the chaplain before a home visit since we arn't married. Engaged though and have been together for almost 3 yrs. We are praying for possible holiday visit, by Thanksgiving even if its a 6hr. pass.
He went to the Tech1(?) job placement center today for the 1st time. How are you on the net? Library? Will be nice when he gets that priviledge. How long have you been there? He also said there were guys that went back due to not following the rules. Why would anyone do that...beyond me.
I truely appreciate your input and information and I hope you are on your way to a blessed future.
Best Wishes,
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on October 23, 2009, 03:04:46 PM
After he get's in level to he can submit a request slip to his councelor for a "law" library pass. Then all he has to do is get a FREE library card and log in. After 90 days he can take 24 IRT hours to the library ect. After 120 days he get's 48. We've had probly 10guys go back this month and at least half of them were on that E.D. list. Stupid!! Anyway, take care
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on November 01, 2009, 12:11:29 AM
Hey there convict,
I was wondering if you are working? How did you start your job? I have submitted his application online to about 30 places cause he is computer illiterate and he is doing job searches etc from there. Any help would be appreciated. He says most that he has met there are out for themselves, we aren't that kind of people so its frustrating for us.
Any advice would help...
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on November 04, 2009, 08:55:02 AM
All I can say is keep doing what your doing. Maybe Ms. Cook will work with him. She likes to play God with jobs. I found 2 jobs last month and she told both of them I wouldn't be her much longer and sent other ppl. I haven't worked in 2 months cause of this E.D. stuff and They need to let me go home or let me get a job. I talked to Grahm about it and him and ms. cook are bosom buddies so of course I got nowhere with that. I got the job I had my second day her and ms. cook tried sending someone else to that too, but because one of my brothers hooked me up with the job they turned the other guys down and requested me again. I stayed there 9 months til I tried to switch to a different job and of course got screwed by ms. cook again. So good luck to him and all I can say is keep trying! Also I posted on the early release some "possibly" helpful info.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on November 25, 2009, 08:46:00 AM
The second set of ppl left here today on E.D. and there were only 4. Supposably none next week and so far I hear 12 the week after that. Still no me yet!! :wc96:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: KSwife on November 25, 2009, 01:44:30 PM
Convict~ I'm sorry to hear you are still there; I know you were hoping to be home for the Holiday. I hope we hear from you soon telling us you are home!  :wc30:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: merino2 on December 01, 2009, 01:04:40 AM
I have a question what is the difference between work release and the thompson work camp my shuband is in. And another is what are the chances of him getting into the peoria one once he applys hes grom chicago but we are both ex drugg addicts and i just got out of rehab and my mother is going to be in the process of in a wekk or two trying to move me to peoria becuase my husband said thats where he is going to apply. And we want to accually stay there once he is done to be in a new area and have a fresh start. But I don't want to move out there and then find out that he has to come back to chicago. I dont want him well he dosent want to go to any of the chicago places because they are all in places that we would use... And how long does it take usualy from work camp to the atc? Sorry but im trying to get all this info in before i go and move my self some where to find he cant go thanks dorie. Ps sorry if there is any spelling wrong but I cant use that little box or i get kicked off :)
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on December 01, 2009, 12:02:18 PM
Work camp is just that, a "camp". Work release you actually are in the world and work a real job with real pay, not $10-30 a month. You earn movement to do stuff like go out to eat, shop ect. and passes to go home for visits. I would say since he is at a work camp his odds are good for getting work release, but IDOC does what IDOC wants. It might help after he applies to contact your state rep in your area and you can "try" the transfer coordinator Sandra Funk. I would wait to move tho til he is approved for wherever he is going. Good luck!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on December 07, 2009, 09:22:27 AM
There is now a note on the counselors doors here saying not to call or e-mail Springfield about your E.D.  That this could cause you problems ect. And that the rumor that even if you only have 60 days left that you still have to be on E.D. for 90 days is not true.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: newby725 on December 08, 2009, 09:20:59 AM
Have you heard yet when you will get released? I found your information on the counselors door interesting. I hope you get home before the holiday's. Keep your fingers crossed. :swave:

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on December 11, 2009, 11:47:05 AM
I will not be getting E.D. now do to the e-mail sent to springfield. I've had family get in touch with people pretty high up politicaly and nothing can be done it seems like. I had family talking lawsuit, I told them leave it alone. I still have quite a bit of time left and it's already not gonna be easy without even more heat on me. Got My ex-wife making me come back and forth for court waisting my money and passes also. Getting soooo Tired of this crap. They def. broke me on this bit.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mamielane on December 11, 2009, 06:17:54 PM
Wow,so sorry to hear that convict. Was hoping for you! Keep your chin up,who knows what tomorrow will bring! You know nothing in IDOC is consistent!! It could all change at the drop of a hat!  :christmascard:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Dazzler on December 11, 2009, 06:33:31 PM
So sorry to hear this.  IDOC loves to retaliate against anyone that rocks their boat...they don't like having their numerous flaws pointed out to them.  There are a lot of very angry, small minded people working in the department who unfortunately don't do their jobs properly and then they retaliate against anyone who complains about's really sad.  I was hoping that you'd make it home by Christmas.  I think this whole early release program has been a big failure too. 
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: KSwife on December 12, 2009, 01:52:43 AM
Sorry to hear about this convict. I hope things turn around and that decision changes.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on December 14, 2009, 08:48:59 AM
The news this morning said that the E.D. is stopped. The governor stopped it , if I understood correctly, because some that got it had served just a few weeks before getting it. Anyone going through IDOC is suppose to serve a min. of 61 days before recieving good time. So who knows, hopefully they will relook at the whole thing and start it up again and those of us that should have got it will. If not, well about 850 ppl got a break. I heard through the grapevine tho that almost half statewide have already been sent back for screwing up.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: convict on December 28, 2009, 09:29:55 AM
Just letting everyone know. They brought back 6 guys here and took others to the joint that were on E.D. due to them having aggravated charges. Most of them had 3 or more DUI's.They showed up the day before Christmas and brought them here or to the closest joint. My understanding was 17 total that left here.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: KSwife on December 29, 2009, 02:11:44 AM
One of our members LO was sent back, I believe his charges were DUI. Don't remember exactly who, but maybe she will post in this read.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: hbmom on December 29, 2009, 11:03:33 AM
it was Xraciex8, the story is in hot topics, "Quinn puts early release on hold"
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on January 10, 2010, 12:43:09 AM
Well, it has been a LONG level 2 and a red ticket for trying to smuggle smokes in!! As my fiancee is in construction, with the onset of weather and holidays, jobs stopped. He has applied from McDonalds to retail to continuing to bug the guys he worked temporarily for. He felt really bad for the guys brought back from ED, said it was heartwrenching to see those guys chained up. I personally think it was inhumane to take back something like this. My fiancee continues to "butt heads" with this Ms Cook and her control on the rehiring/training program to the point I am ready to start writing Springfield myself. Even though he is looking 4days a week filling out job applications, can't do 5 days a week because Ms. Cook took Fridays away from them, there is a chance because he is not currently employed that he won't get transferred to level 3. He goes to church and being babtized on the 24th to reaffirm his faith and goes to recovery meetings weekly. Ms Cook turned the Red Cross away when I went thru a volunteer website and signed him up. When they called the center, she said he could not go! So volunteering is strictly based on the centers needs and not the community needs!!
The accounting people gave him crap for requesting his own money from account for another bus pass and they tried to deny that saying they had just given him one! He said there and back equals 2 punches times 5 or 10 job applications places equals a bus pass. He did 6 places in 3 days...and its HIS MONEY!!!! ATCs aint what they use to be or what they were DESIGNED for, transitioning the guy back into society hopefully with a better attitude and better equipped to handle himself.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: waiting_2013 on February 23, 2010, 09:13:48 PM
hello everyone, I am new to this, can you please describe to me what ATC consist of, my fiance is supposed to be transferring to a center but I have not idea what ATC is all about, what qualification, if any do you have to meet to be accepted?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on February 24, 2010, 12:38:39 AM
 :wc31: Haven't been on here for a month. Yesterday I got to take my fiancee for the first time since June 09 out by ourselves! I took him to Walmart and Steak &Shake for dinner! Two hours of "grab ass", hugs and kisses. It sure felt good! He has made it to level 3 and actually we have our first "home visit" of 48 hour pass scheduled for March 5&6!! I am soooo excited! He is working and hopes to reach level 4 and more frequent home visits by Easter!! My birthday is Easter Sunday this year so that would be a great present.
I have so much respect for all of you that have held on for years with loved ones going thru this! Its been 10 months for me with atleast another year to go before parole. Atleast with my situation he can get a real paying job and come home depending on level and work schedules!
Best Wishes and keep the faith to all!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: JIMJAM on March 08, 2010, 02:47:00 PM
Hello I'm new with all of this. My boyfriend is being transferred from Pittsfield work camp to Peoria work release and I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of who the levels work and what is in store for us???
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on March 10, 2010, 01:39:36 AM
Welcome JIMJAM!! You have come to the right place to get info. Peoria ATC is diffinately 1 of the better places for your LO to do. He will be assigned a counselor (there are only  2), a bunk, and a floor. He will be able to go to 1 Tech which is the volunteer workforce center where they are able to look for jobs, work on their resumes etc. He can even call you if you are in the 309 area code from there. He needs to find work asap if he can. This will help get him movement outside of the center. There are RU (Recovery Unanon.)meetings and church that he can go to fairly soon should he want to participate. I think the first 30 days or so he is level 1, then moves to level 2 and so on. Visiting hours are M, T, F, Sat and Sun. from like 9-8 and no time limits have been put on our past visits. There are change machines to change 1s&5s for the vending machines when you visit. There are 2hour max parking meters on the street to park around the center or you can walk a block or 2 and chance it by parking in the Methodist church parking for free. My LO got there in October, has done MANY jobs as is in construction and harder during winter and we FINALLY had our first home visit this last wknd. The center only called one time during that visit!! He got home around 8:30pm Friday and I had him back to the center by 6:30pm Sunday. I work 3rd shifts ull time but if you want more detailed info, send me a email message and will give my phone number to call me. Best of luck to you and yours. :wc69:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: JIMJAM on March 11, 2010, 11:26:24 AM
Thanks you so much that helps out alot and answers alot of my questons. How long are they usually on work release for. His out date is not until 8/11 he has only been in IDOC cust since 12/09. Also if he gets transferred next week like they are saying he will be. Can I bring him clothes or does he have to buy all new stuff. I tried calling up there but they really didn't answer to many questions for me. But again thanks for your help!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on March 13, 2010, 01:03:40 AM

Hi JimJam,
Yep.You can bring his street clothes almost as soon as he arrives there. They do intake usually on Tuesday-Thursday so you may be able to see him and bring him clothes like that Friday. Like 4pr pants, 5 shirts, 10pr socks, boxers/briefs. A dress outfit slacks/shirt and tie for option to go to church or interviews for work. Street shoes/boots and dress shoes a set of white sheets/pillow case. I got mine at a thrift store and bleached them-twin (& didn't have twin beds at home)&pillow. All of his toiletries such as shaving cream (non aerosole), shampoo, soap etc. No glass bottles, razor/blades, toothbrush..all the normal stuff he uses. Put it all in a big plastic bag because they will go thru it and give back whatever they don't want him to have. He can have a regular alarm clock-no radio on it, surge strip electric outlet to plug multiple stuff in, wrist watch, cd player and up to 10 cds but no "heavy stuff" and has to be regular cds, no burned. He can even get a bike and have it there with a lock. Normal transportation is a bus pass.
When you visit the first time..if you want to buy him a Walmart gift card, you can give it to him when you are visiting. That is how they get their toiletries and supplies after. No more commissary to order. Also, if you buy a phone card- just give him the numbers to use and not the actual card cause they can't have phone cards but if he goes to Walmart he can use the payphone. Until then you can still deal with the phone account thru Consolidated (I HATED THAT!!!). You can slip him a few bucks when visiting too so he will have for vending machines. Hope this helps more. M!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: JIMJAM on March 15, 2010, 09:49:43 AM
THANKS FOR THE UPDATE!! He will be transferred this Wed so hopefully I will be able to get him some things and see him this weekend!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: JIMJAM on March 18, 2010, 09:22:45 AM
Ok my LO was transferred yesterday I dropped all of his stuff off last night to him. I have a question and comment about the job situation. I had a job lined up for him in Bloomington and I was going to pick him up everyday and take him back. When he talked to the people yesterday they said the only way they would allow him to work in Bloomington is if the job PAID GOOD??? What do you think a good paying job is I would think they would be happy that he has a job and its something he can do when he gets out and in the town he lives in!! Also they said that if he were to work in Bloomington that he would have to go to school at night and that he would not get any good time for the schooling doesn't make much since to me!! FYI the work release building is in Peoria and is straight downtown across from all the bars nothing but a tease to all of those guys trying to better themselves and it might explain why so many people are going to the work release in Peoria right now. Has anyone heard about people getting kicked out and sent back lately?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: froster on October 10, 2010, 02:57:59 AM
Hi! My fiance's birthday is coming up~he's at Peoria's ATC - second floor I believe...I need to know what things I can and can't send to him for a gift.  And if I CAN send things i.e. candy, various gifts etc. will he be able to keep it in his room or how does that even work? Does anyone know what the inmates rooms look like?!  Oh, and any gift ideas would be great too lol....I don't know what someone in "jail" would really want or benefit from...  Thanks in advance for your help! I really want to make his birthday as special as I can considering the circumstances :\
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on October 10, 2010, 02:44:55 PM
I don't think you will be able to send candy or any type of food for a birthday gift. My lo can only buy coffee and creamer to take in there. I'm assuming by your post that your not close enough to see him in Peoria and go buy him some things. I'm in bloomington so I can just buy him clothes, shoes items like that and just take them up there or when he's home on a pass he can just take them back there. I think you can send him books, magazines things like that in the mail.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on October 12, 2010, 11:06:16 PM
Hi there,
I can make a few suggestions as for birthday present. A portable cd player with original cds and the batteries to go with. I did that for my fiancee last year. They CAN NOT have burnt cds, has to be originals and no more than 10 I believe. They are really cracking down on the "sweets" upstairs and use to let them have creamer and koolaid and mine even brought that home! Another suggestion would be a Walmart gift card, I know that is boring but will help him for outings to eat with, but his toiletries, or essentials he needs. I gave mine a post it brand stick up hook that can be removed to put in his locker for organization also. My fiancee recently brought home extra clothes because they threatened tickets with excessive stuff over the limit in their areas. A book that would keep his interest is a great idea too. My fiancee is on 3rd floor, ..if you wanna tell yours. He's been there a year now so if he can catch him in there between workin and home on weekends..he'll talk with him. You two will eventually have to see chappy for marriage counseling too if you want him coming to your place on home visits. Ask away and I will try and answer..
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on October 13, 2010, 06:51:12 PM

I'm sorry I couldn't answer your questions sooner but as you said, Christmas is around the corner so the gift ideas will come in handy as holiday or otherwise surprises. Wisconsin huh? are a little ways away for a home visit. For name is Mindy and my fiancee's name is Mark. He has a few DUIs in his background which led to driving illegally but his sentence was for meth manufacturing. Sadly, he was in the judicial system for a year and got clean before entering prison so I guess he got a running start at a sober life. We have been together for 4 years off and on. I left him when the drugs got bad but have been by his side since initial arrest and almost 2 years in prisons. He is illegable for parole in Feb11, and if Illinois legislation would pass earlier release in Dec on a home monitored electrical device. This is my first and last time dealing with this too and you have come to the right place for support. We are all loved ones of those serving time for all sorts of crimes. I have had the opportunity to "pay it forward" in helping give information about the prisons Mark has been transferred to during his sentence and have been on the receiving end of getting advice and information before he got there which helps the nerves alot. Your fiancee is in a REALLY good place. All the convicts are non gang affiliated or should be..doing less than 5 years and non violent crimes. The "center" is in downtown Peoria with the Library across the street which has been under construction for a year!! The federal courthouse is also across the street. The center is 3 stories, housing for inmates on 2nd and 3rd floor. The chow hall and security check in and meeting room on the first floor. Atleast in Mark's room there are 12 guys sharing bunk style beds. Yes they have lockers and some storage and some of the areas lock. They are searched both on them and the rooms for contraband. Big thing is no smoking!! Guys try to get away with it then get "tickets" which prohibits them from getting priveleges. Mark got 1 right after he arrived there. They get to go to a job center daily or every other until they find a job which they walk to..couple blocks i think. All of them are smoking on the walk!! They buy and hide cigs along the route they walk so they can smoke. He can also sign up for church and a van takes them to it. My Mark actually was babtized at one of the Peoria churches.They can also attend Peoria area AA meetings within walking distance. Eventually he will earn the privilege of walking alone to the local Walmart and he can call you from a payphone there. You might look into a phone card for him to use....cheaper. If you wanna chat let me know and I can email my number...gotta go for now. Best Wishes to all
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mstjo on February 23, 2011, 11:19:38 AM
My l/o got approved for work release in Peoria in December and hopefully will be going before this month is up.  I've read all of the posts about work release on here but I still have some questions, if anyone can help with them.

Are they allowed to have hats?
Mp3 player?
A Belt?
Contacts or glasses from home?

Also, has anyone had to take counseling classes with the chaplain?  My l/o and I are not married and will have to take classes before he can parole here.  I just wanted to know what they are like.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on February 23, 2011, 02:00:57 PM
My Lo is currently in Peoria has been there since March of 10, yes they can have hats, a belt and contact-glasses. No they can't have MP3 Players. My Lo has headphones and a portable CD player. We are not married but have a child together and still have to see the Chaplin once a month. The visits with the Chaplin are usually no longer than 20-30 mins long. I know there are a few of us on here that our Lo's are in the Peoria ATC so please let us know if you have any other questions.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: froster on February 23, 2011, 02:21:18 PM
Sissy:  Why do you guys see the chaplain? and what do you do during your meetings?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on February 23, 2011, 04:45:54 PM
I guess since we are not married they want to make sure we are in a relationship and will be getting married. You have to sign a paper when you 1st meet with him stating when you will get married LOL!!! Pretty much the visits are a waste 20-30 mins if we are lucky and the Chaplin talks about him and his wife pretty much the entire time.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mstjo on February 23, 2011, 07:52:40 PM
Thanks very much for the information Sissy!!!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on February 23, 2011, 08:20:02 PM
 :wc69: :wc7: :wc69:

Hope all is well for those loved ones with concerns and questions:

I have 3 more nights alone and then WE ARE DONE!! PAROLLING AS ON MONDAY, FEB.28TH,2011. 22 months and we made it!! Thanks again to this site especially in the beginning months, I hope I "paid it forward" to give info to others. Things are changing and have changed at PATC so if you are reading my posts for the first time, be advised its best to check with the center as there are new people in charge, new counselors, etc.  If you are counseling with chappy, he is a good listener and very nice we aren't married, we did 13 mths. (once per mth.) sessions. I'm hoping my fiancee qualifies for 90 day paroll or we will be opening a new chapter in judicially controlled life. Best of luck to all those in the system with the budget in crisis and the system being overwhelmed.
Peace and best wishes sisters
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: kp18437 on February 23, 2011, 08:24:27 PM
Best of luck to you
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on February 23, 2011, 09:05:50 PM
Congrats to you and your LO!!! Hopefully he will get the 90 days parole we are hoping for the same thing his out date is 6-27-11. Best of luck to you!!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mberlin on February 25, 2011, 05:48:34 AM
Thank you and best of luck to you..I will still have my email attached so since we are just a few months ahead of you on getting out, let me know if we can help!!
Onward to a better life and putting this behind us <3
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: tspot on March 22, 2011, 11:53:29 PM
What are the "levels" the guys have to progress through?  For each level, what requirements must be met before advancing to the next level?  How long must they spend on each level?  What are the privileges earned for each level.  How long will it take for him to get weekend passes to come home; from the time he gets to Peoria?

Not being married we have to talk to the Chaplain? What is suppose to occur (topic discussed) during the meetings with the Chaplain?

I have no idea what other important info I should be aware of; so please feel free to including other information.

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: doc on March 23, 2011, 08:20:50 AM
There are 4 levels - 1: is orientation and lasts 30 days. During that time no unescorted movement (bank, Walmart) expect for approved job searches. In-house porter assignments are common. Level 2: lasts 60 day and is an automatic "promotion" based simply on time at the center. During this level bank runs are unescorted (30 minutes to the bank downtown, 2 per month when checks are issued) and the resident gets 2 unescorted trips to the East Peoria Walmart per month. (They are for 2 hours. They can take the bus or make the 25 minute each way walk, or get a ride if someone lives close enough to provide that.) Approved job searches (usually 2 hours) are also unescorted and there are several opportunities for these residents to accept various volunteer work approved by the center. Then comes Level 3: (after 90 days at the center) At this level the center is expecting the resident to have secured a job. If not, they can be put on "red card" (building restriction) or kept in Level 2 until they find a job. But once employed and in Level 3 the resident can receive 24 hours of IRT (inmate rec time) which allows for unescorted movement to shop and eat and pre-approved locations in and around Peoria. They submit their request form when they wish to leave and can be signed out for the appropriate amount of time (ie. 30 minute travel to and 30 minutes back from destination; 1 hour to shop; 1 to 1 1/2 hours to eat at a restaurant) up to a max. of 6 hours for movement that includes a movie. These residents also get one, 48 hour, CCL pass to go "home" (or approved host site) during their 30 days in Level 3. Level 3 lasts 30 days. The final Level is 4: which provides for 48 hours of IRT a month and four, 48-hour CCL (home) passes per month.

As far a not being married goes - if you want your LO to CCL (Home pass) to your address and are not blood related or married, then you must set-up and attend marriage counseling with the Chaplin Anderson. Those classes are 1 hour long and you must continue them as long as your LO uses your address for 48 hour passes - or until you get marred. He does not perform marriage services at the center. He will discuss and urge you to move toward marriage during those sessions and relate the Biblical reasons for such.

If your LO has recently arrived it could take a while for him to get a job, right now they seem to be hard to come by. Just remember that promotion from Level 1 to 2 is pretty much automatic. Promotion to Levels 3 and 4 are only granted once employment is secured (full or part-time) and no tickets have been issued against him. I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on March 23, 2011, 09:24:39 AM
Doc pretty much broke all the levels down for you. I will say I've been doing the Chaplin visits since March of last year and I drive from Bloomington and our visits are usually no longer than 30 mins. I will add that if your Lo is in the center that he goes by the rules when he does get movement, they have been sending alot of guys back for not being where they are suppose to be such as job searches and going to walmart or to go eat. If your Lo is having problems finding a job the center will help if they know of anyone that is hiring or he needs to ask some of the other guys that are there if there jobs are hiring. It took my Lo about 3 weeks to find a job and he is currently working 2 jobs. If you read all the other posts it may answer any other questions you might have about the center they are pretty current.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on March 24, 2011, 10:44:38 PM
I talked to my Lo tonight and I guess they have made a new policy or they are just now enforcing this. The guys Id's have to have the centers address on them for them to go on IRT's or there 48 hour passes. They have told the guys that they are giving them 7 days to get there Id's updated or they will be put on red card and can't go anywhere. I just wanted to post this for anyone's Lo's that will be going there anytime soon or are currently in there.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: tspot on March 25, 2011, 02:19:04 PM
Doc, thank you so much for all your details!  When he first gets to the center; is there a 'wait time' before I can visit?  I know he can't leave the center for those first 30 days of orientation.  But, can I visit him like the day after he gets there (assuming it's a visiting day).  Is that also when I can bring him his clothes, etc?  Is there a 'handbook' for the families - I know the guys get something but, it's us back home that need the info too.

Again, thanks for all the insight; every little bit helps!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: SISSY2 on March 25, 2011, 02:40:50 PM
I took my Lo's clothes,soap, shampoo, money and etc.... the sameday he got there. I was already in the system from when I visited him at Vienna and Jacksonville so I only had to show an ID he got there on a Wed and I went for a visit on Saturday. The day he gets there you will not be able to sit down and visit with him they may let you see him for a few mins if you drop his clothes off. If you look up Peoria ATC under the IDOC's website you will see there visiting hours and days. The center does not give out information to the family's its up to your LO to figure the rules out of what he can and can't do.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: doc on March 29, 2011, 08:34:28 AM
Visiting at the Center (Peoria) can happen as soon as your LO submits his visitor's list. There are no visits on Wed. or Thursday (intake days) but by the weekend you should be able to visit as he is likely to arrive on a Wednesday. Be sure he fills out a visitor's list right away because the Counselor is very busy. You can send clothes and hygiene items but don't overdo it- there's limits on clothing items and limited space to store them. He can give you the details from his handbook (no separate handbook for families). He will be given one free phone call the evening he arrives at the Center - about 10 minutes long. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: holterfield2 on September 03, 2011, 05:19:27 AM
My hubby got his letter that said he would be going to work release in Peoria on Aug. 4, and yesterday (while we happened to be on the phone) he found out he finally made the transfer list and he'll be headed to Peoria this coming Wednesday! I'm starting to freak out about getting all of his stuff together and everything so this discussion has really helped me out! Thanks IPT! I have a question but it's gonna take some explaining about our situation first...
He was sent from the x house to pittsfield work camp, stayed there 3 weeks or so, and then out of nowhere he was shipped to E. Moline, I guess because someone at the camp knew him from the outside...right now he's in E. Moline Work Camp and has been since Feb. I'm on probation so it took us a total of 7 months to get our visit approved through the warden at E. Mo. It was INSANE! But anyways, here's my question. What will his parent prison be since it can't be Jacksonville? Will it stay E. Mo? If not I'm wondering if I'm going to have to go through the approval process all over again to be able to even have visits with him.
I appreciate the help!  :wc11:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on September 03, 2011, 08:31:32 AM
His parent institution will be Jacksonville. The fact that he couldn't be at Pittsfield won't affect the fact that Jacksonville is the parent institution for PATC... PATC is startng to fill the 48 extra bunks they have stuffed in, so if he doesn't get lucky and get one of the "normal" bunks, he will still have a property box instead of the lockers. So don't bring him too much stuff until he finds out. He will get a 5 min phone call on Wednesday. After that you can bring him clothes, sundries etc. You can also bring him $10 in quarters for the vending machines, and the laundry. He won't be able to look for a job until he has been there 1 week. He will be able to go to Walmart for 1/2 hour on the 1st Saturday he is there.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: ohlsson10 on September 03, 2011, 11:33:46 PM
So I have a question my boyfriend will be getting work release soon...for him to come home to my house do we have to be married and if not do they make you get married??? So confused???
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: bmonska on September 04, 2011, 12:17:51 AM
He will have to go through the process that the ATC has set in stages. He has to earn those weekend passes while at the ATC. Someone else will be along shortly to answer your question in more detail but just try to relax in the meantime. No one can make you get married. He should be able to find out this information from his counselor as well and then explain it to you in more detail. Try to hang in there.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: holterfield2 on September 05, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
He gets to go to WalMart the first Saturday huh? Hmmmmm do they take him or can I drive up there and take him?! Im excited now!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on September 06, 2011, 07:30:55 AM
Holterfield2.. They take him in a van with the other newbies. You can meet him there. They usually go about 8:45 am, but if he doesn't get in line quickly he may have to wait till the afternoon. IDOC is in the process of filling PATC up with 48 additional inmates (over the 200 capacity)

ohlsson10.. You will have to meet with the Chaplain and have some "marriage counseling" before he can take a leave pass to you, unless you have a child together. It will be at least 90 days before he can take a leave pass, so you have plenty of time.

Incidently, PATC has been on 72 hour building restriction since Sunday morning. Idiots smoking in the bathroom.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Jka121010 on October 18, 2011, 11:34:15 AM
There are always idiots smoking in the bathroom or spitting on the walls... get used to lockdowns bc they happen all the time. I have been dealing with this stupid place for almost a year now. The lady who runs it and half the officers r on a power trip. The food company doesnt make enough food to feed half of the ppl in there and then they try to feed them bologna for dinner. Like while they were on lockdown over the weekend they had heated up bologna for dinner. And then they go and have mexican catering for cinco de mayo but they have it for lunch while the people whose money paid for it were at work. There is standing water in the showers, broken urinals, ceilings have fallen in, and alot more my LO hasnt told me about. The counselor is never there. There is money missing from my LO's account. They bought the officers a new tv but couldnt get the new weights they had been promising the residents for at least 2 years until about a month or 2 ago. The chaplain is a wonderful person though he really wants the guys to b able to get out and be "real people" (thats wat my LO calls us). yes the center is a good thing i understand the need for the rules but the Peoria one runs unlike any of the other ones in the state. The lady in charge of it ran the last one she was in charge of into the ground and it got shut down.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: crosser on April 21, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
My LO is going to Peoria ATC in 2 weeks. I have found no updated info about what I can and need to bring him at Peoria. Does anyone know if they provide him with sheets, blanket and pillow? Do I have to bring him all his toiletries, what clothes? He does not have an updated state ID. What about his SSA card? Can I mail him any of these items or do I have to bring them to him? How much storage space will he have for his stuff and paperwork?

Also, when he visits, do I always have to pick him up or can he take the bus home and back?

I know there are "usual" jobs they probably are used to people getting, but are they open to other jobs or volunteer work?  Past info at Peoria was that the person in charge was arbitrary. Is this still the same?

How much money is he allowed at start and what can he buy? How does he make phone calls?

Can he go to the libraries?

Is it still 30 days for stage one with escort only and then 30 days stage 2?

Will someone pre-visit me before he comes the first time, and do they provide me with info?

Am just looking for some updated info to help us plan this out. Any would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on April 23, 2012, 01:08:43 PM

You can mail him his things and SSC, or drop them off. You are allowed to give him 10 dollars. He will access to whatever he has on his trust fund account. The amount of storage space he will have will depend on if he gets a bunk with a locker, or gets a bunk with a property box. The place is pretty full, so he may have to deal with a property box.

There is no one dealing with jobs right now, so he will have to fend for himself. He can look for a job after being there a week. Level 1 is 30 days, and Level 2 is 60 days. He can take the bus home if/when he makes to Level 3.

On another note, hopefully he doesn't have a lot of time left, because the PATC closing hearing is happening today(right now actually), and a lot of people are going to get sent back if it closes.

The PATC has been on movement restriction since Wednesday, so get used to haveing to change plans once you make them (IRT, CCL, etc)...

No library access either...No one will pre visit you. They will mail you a form, which you fill out and have to send back with proof of address. Then you call the couselor top verify the land line... feel free to pvt message me if you have any questions
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: crosser on April 23, 2012, 03:06:18 PM

Thank you so much for the information! Do we absolutely have to have a landline, or will magicjack (internet line) be okay?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on April 23, 2012, 04:30:37 PM
I STRONGLY recommend a true landline. People get put on red card (no movement) all the time because their phones aren't what they are supposed to be.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mjsbaby on April 23, 2012, 10:29:52 PM
Did anyone hear what the final decision was about possibly closing the Peoria ATC??
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: crosser on April 24, 2012, 08:37:56 AM
There is no final decision yet on the closure of Peoria Atc, just a hearing. If approved, the threatened closure date is Aug 31st.

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: mjsbaby on April 24, 2012, 08:56:31 AM
That's not good. I imagine if they can get one closed then it will be easier for them to close the rest.......
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on April 24, 2012, 10:51:53 PM
I have been a faithful reader of IPT for months, but have never posted before.  My husband began his sentence in early January and IPT has been a lifeline for myself and our family.  I was at the Commission for Government Forecasting and Accountability hearing for Peoria ATC yesterday.  I have a personal interest in this facility staying open because my husband is applying for transfer to PATC very soon.  If everyone who wants to keep this facility and the other ATCs open contacts the Commission for Government Forecasting and Accountability (COFGA) committee members, it can definitely help to sway their recommendation. 

Senator Jeffrey M. Schoenberg (D)
COFGA Chairperson
Senator 9th District
   Springfield Office:
   317 Capitol Building
   Springfield, IL    62706
   (217) 782-2119

   District Office:
   820 Davis Street
   Suite 102
   Evanston, IL    60201
   (847) 492-1200

Representative Patricia R. Bellock (R)
47th District

Springfield Office:
205-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL    62706
(217) 782-1448

District Office:
1 S. Cass Ave.
Westmont Centre, Suite 205
Westmont, IL    60559
(630) 852-8633

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on April 24, 2012, 10:53:10 PM
I forgot to add that Rep. Bellock is the associate chairperson for COFGA
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on July 31, 2012, 05:23:59 PM
Does anyone know how many permanent party positions there are at PATC?  In other words, how many guys at PATC are there as permanent party?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on July 31, 2012, 06:48:13 PM
The number of permanent party residents varies. Currently there are 2 for maintanence, and 6 for the kitchen. The kitchen workers go up and down. Aramark has the contract for the PATC and runs the kitchen.... some guys who have less time sign a 3 moth contract. It is normally a 6 month contract for PP. They make $200 a month and can't progress past Level 2.
The PATC has been ramping up the number of PPer's lately though as the PATC is about to be maxed out due to the closing of DATC and the transfer of some resident to the PATC.

There are no set number of positions. Especially to work in the kitchen.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on July 31, 2012, 09:17:47 PM
Thanks so much fromcolorado.  My husband is trying to get on as a PP at PATC and the information that you provided is incredibly helpful.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Forevermah on August 01, 2012, 06:42:40 AM
fromcolorado, these bids for PP are only 3-6 months, can they then go into the work release program or are they sent back to their parent prison? 

We have talked about this before on IPT, but since it's early and I am having  :wc72: not quite  awake yet  :wc15:  I thought I'd ask you since it is pertinent in this topic.    I will try to look for the other topic too and post the link here.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on August 01, 2012, 07:22:06 AM
When a PPer finishes his contract, he stays at the center and goes into the normal work release routine. It is normally a way for someone to get to an ATC a little earlier than he otherwise would, as you can apply for PP with 33 months left instead of 27. You can NOT transfer until you have 30 months left however.

The PATC is taking in 2 more PPer's today.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on August 01, 2012, 05:16:28 PM
They are adding 2 positions to the 8 that they already have filled, or are there 2 vacancies within the 8 positions that already exist?  In other words, are they increasing the number of PP positions to 10 or are they filling 2 vacancies within the 8 positions that already exist?  You are an amazing source of knowledge for this topic, fromcolorado.  Thanks for your patience in answering my questions.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on August 01, 2012, 05:51:16 PM
They are adding 2 more... A couple guys just finished their contracts, and need to be replaced. The PATC will be maxed out at around 248 residents soon. To prepare enough food they need a couple more workers.

Like I said before, there are no set numbers. If they want to add more, they can at anytime. The kitchen PPer's work a 5 day schedule with 2 days off. When they work, they do all 3 meals Mon-Fri. Sat-Sun is just 2 meals because they do "brunch".

There have been no intakes for several weeks now at the PATC. They are trying to clear enough bed space to bring people from DATC.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: LMD on September 29, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
My husband is being transferred to PATC as a Permanent Party.  Since I am on his approved visitor/phone list from PATC's parent institution (Jacksonville), do we still have to wait for these lists to be approved at PATC or does the approval transfer over?  Is Consolidated still the phone provider or does he use quarters at a pay phone in the center?  What can I bring him and can I drop it off the day before his transfer, or should I wait until the day he is moved?  How often do PPers get to go to Walmart and do they use their trust funds to pay for their purchases, or can I drop off a Walmart gift card with his personal effects?  I also read in an earlier post that a PPer can't progress PAST level 2, but does that mean that they can get to level 2 and receive the privileges associated with this level?  Sorry for all of the questions but we are ecstatic about this transfer and just want to make sure that we have all of the pertinent information.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on October 03, 2012, 04:08:56 PM
Congrats on the transfer... The phone list will transfer, but the visiting list will not. He will make a new one when he gets there. Yes, Consolidated is still the provider. There are no pay phones there for inmate use. You can bring his clothes and some sundries. No food. You can also give him 1 roll of quarters. The visit will be brief...PPer's can go to Walmart 2X a month. The can request funds from their trust fund. You can also send them up to a $100 WalMart gift card.

PPers can not go past Level 2, but they do get the those privileges. Things change all the time at the PATC, so be prepared to have rules change with no notice. Feel free to ask any other questions, and good luck to him.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: sammyson on October 21, 2012, 04:05:21 PM
My l/o is going to Peoria ATC next wednesday.  I just wanted to know how does this work???  What can I bring him or send him?  What can he have? CD player, Shaver???  I seen the previous posts but I don't know if the rules have changed or if they are still the same.  I would like to know how going to walmart works do I give him money or do I put it on his books like at vandalia so guys just need to know this stuff, thanks
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: fromcolorado on October 22, 2012, 04:28:15 PM
Congrats on making it to the PATC. You will be allowed a 5-10 minute visit to drop clothes, cd player, shoes, things like that. You can give him $10 in quarters. He will be able to go to Walmart for 30 min on the next Saturday to buy some things. It will be an escorted trip. You can give him a $100 Walmart gift card. Do not put money on his books before, as it takes a little to transfer... Good luck and tell him not to screw around. Halfacre doesn't mess around.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: cckay94 on February 11, 2013, 01:35:15 AM
I need HELP. there was an earlier post about them giving an inmate at peoria ATC  an extra 7 hours on top of his 48 hour pass. My l/o has come home twice but we are having trouble finding a way to get him back within the alloted time. i work a lot and the Amtrak only travels from champaign to carbondale twice daily. He then takes a bus to peoria. if anyone knows any info about them giving extra travel time please help
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Forevermah on February 11, 2013, 05:55:47 AM
I need HELP. there was an earlier post about them giving an inmate at peoria ATC  an extra 7 hours on top of his 48 hour pass. My l/o has come home twice but we are having trouble finding a way to get him back within the alloted time. i work a lot and the Amtrak only travels from champaign to carbondale twice daily. He then takes a bus to peoria. if anyone knows any info about them giving extra travel time please help

The best thing to do, is have your LO ask Peoria ATC about this so that he knows the exact rules and doesn't get in trouble for something he thinks is OK. 

Check out this post too:
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: lori491999 on February 11, 2013, 08:45:36 AM
I need HELP. there was an earlier post about them giving an inmate at peoria ATC  an extra 7 hours on top of his 48 hour pass. My l/o has come home twice but we are having trouble finding a way to get him back within the alloted time. i work a lot and the Amtrak only travels from champaign to carbondale twice daily. He then takes a bus to peoria. if anyone knows any info about them giving extra travel time please help

I'm surprised that you have to go through carbondale to get to peoria!  That seems like a lot of lost time due to travel :(
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: cckay94 on February 12, 2013, 11:28:35 AM
Lori: we live in carbondale. i meant he rides the Amtrak from here to champaign. Peoria is only a 4and a half hour trip from here. But with the way the schedule is it takes 8 hours to travel each way!
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: lori491999 on February 12, 2013, 12:04:24 PM
That really stinks :(  For some reason, I thought I had heard once that the train runs through Bloomington???  That wouldn't be great either, but could help shave a little time off.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: icu2man on February 13, 2013, 12:48:30 AM
There are a lot of guys who go from Peoria to southern Illinois for their ccl passes.  Most double up rides and split the gas money.  Have your loved one ask around and see who lives down south that he could car pool with.  As far as the extra 7 hours, that was a family emergency, not likely to be approved.  But he could talk to Halfacre.  You never know what she is going to do.  Good luck
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Rmac64 on April 13, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
Hello my son was sent to Peoria at  any info on the subject would. Be wonderful  Thanks
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: trauma4us on April 13, 2014, 05:17:34 PM
One of the places I work is right down the street from the Peoria ATC.  Its actually downtown Peoria and directly across the street from the Peoria Civic Center where many of the men work.  My son used to work at the Civic Center setting up the stage, changing it out to the basketball arena, hockey ice, etc..

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Sissy12 on July 02, 2018, 03:54:56 PM
I am going to take a shot in the dark here and see if anyone has any updated info?
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: aletajoy68 on October 11, 2018, 02:56:46 PM
Hi Sissy12 and all.  I am also looking for any updated info regarding the Peoria ATC.  It looks like the last time any info was posted was several years ago.  My son is supposed to be transferring here from Shawnee as soon as they have an opening, and was just wondering if anyone on here has a lo there currently and may have some tips/sugestions/general information?

Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: renee2013 on October 26, 2018, 09:54:34 AM
Hey! Yes please if anyone at all has it finds out any updated info on this one itís be greatly appreciated. My man has been approved for almost three months now. Just waiting on a spot to open. A friend of mine knows someone who is in there and he says they are bringing in people every week. So hopefully soon my man gets in! Just would like to know some basic stuff. Has any of it changed from the last posts?? Hopefully someone somewhere has info! If he goes in before more info is posted Iíll do the updates for everyone else lol.
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: renee2013 on November 15, 2018, 06:16:13 PM
Okay so my bf just got transferred yesterday to Peoria. The drop off stuff is still the same basically. They can have cell phones as long as they can store it outside (most have bikes and if they have friends they can use their bikes and get a waterproof bike bag to keep cell phone out there) they can have 50$ in cash (1ís and 5ís is what my man wanted for vending machine) and two rolls of quarters. 5 pants shirts 10 pairs of socks underwear. Portable DVD player. NOT BLUERAY. Then they can have dvds. Power strip. Not extension cord. 200$ Walmart gift card not a Visa card has to be gift. Now to make things easier SECOND SHIFT IS BETTER!!! I just dropped my mans stuff off with him and they were sooo nice! So any time after 3 but before 6 is perfect. You may get lucky and be able to see your L/O. Now the home passes arenít much different than before. He had to wait 90 days to be able to get one. (Better than our 9 months of waiting lol) but after a week of them being there they can go outside the building. Which is when they can get a job. So if you are setting one up for him then make sure to say he had to wait one week after getting there before he can go. Itís soooooo much different than anything Iíve experienced. If anyone has any other questions let me know and Iíll answer as best as I can since we are still trying to figure things out. Hope this helps
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Father on November 18, 2018, 07:52:16 PM
renee2013 thanks for posting my son submitted his application and waiting to hear.  Anything you learn please post
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: Father on January 13, 2019, 08:09:31 PM
renee2013  any updates on peoria ATC
Title: Re: Peoria ATC
Post by: renee2013 on March 11, 2019, 01:23:01 PM
Not really. They donít have to store stuff outside on the bikes anymore. If they have a cell phone then they can get a locker inside. CO Pen is a fking DICK! But most of the others are really cool. As long as they act respectful as in any other prison then the CO are pretty cool. We finally got home passes  Two weeks ago was his first one. It was amazing! And then he just went back yesterday from being on a home pass. You have to have a home phone for them to be able to come to your house. I suggest Vonage. Itís cheap and easy to set up if you have internet. You have to print off a bunch of pages to show your bill. Just make sure it doesnít say anything anywhere about call forwarding or saying that you can take vintage anywhere lol I almost messed up and sent those in. If they donít want to come home on the weekends when they get to level 4 then they can transfer those times into their IRT (inmate rec time). The whole money situation is a pain in the ass. They have now switched the bank to even further away from the center but once they hit level 3 and get the IRT then they can get an extra hour to go cash it. Still a pain in the butt tho if they have to walk. Mostly everything is pretty chill. As long as your LO doesnít mess up and is cool then it will be an easy process. Also MANY people have been getting good time. Like 4 months good time. And immediate release. My mans friends have even gotten in. One guy that was supposed to get out a week before my man is now leaving in about two weeks. He wasnít supposed to leave til August. So as long as they stay cool and donít have any violent crimes in their past or whatever then they can be qualified for it. Counselor Johnson is the best. He is pretty cool. And yeah thatís about it. Any other questions Iíll totally answer them for you.