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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / SSC and SB2872
« Last post by bzmom5393 on Today at 08:29:43 AM »
My son asked to have the following posted in hopes to get some answers. Thank you for any help or information you can offer, here goes:

"Hello, Illinois Prison Talk forums! I am an inmate incarcerated at Big Muddy River Correctional Center, and I have a few questions that I am hoping somebody can address. There's been a lot of rumors swirling around here lately, and as I'm sure many know, it's difficult to know what to accept as fact and what to dismiss as "Inmate Twitter", as we often call it. Recently there's been discussion about "the 6 months" coming back at the beginning of next year. Undoubtedly this is in reference to the SSC and SB 2872, which I understand takes effect on the 1st of January. It was my understanding, though that the SSC has already been back for some time now, albeit with much stricter eligibility requirements based on an offender's master file and awarded on a case-by-case basis. Thus, SB 2872 only slightly expands the eligibility for the existing SSC and is not some sweeping good time reform as some seem to be implying. I was wondering if anybody had any links to recent reports about people being awarded the SSC or links to annual SSC stats provided by the IDOC. Here at Big Muddy we hardly ever hear of people receiving it, but I feel that this may be in part due to the inmate population here primarily consisting of sex offenders. I am a first time drug offender with a Class 1 felony, no violence or sex-related crimes in my background, no juvenile background and no IDOC tickets received. I am trying not to get my hopes up but I feel that I may be a good candidate for the SSC so any success stories or info would be appreciated. The other rumor I was hoping could be addressed regards a program recently being implemented at minimum security prisons like Jacksonville and Taylorville in which some with 15 months or less are being released to serve the remainder of their sentences on house arrest with electronic monitoring. Again, any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you all for maintaining this community and providing aid to those of us incarcerated as well as our loved ones!"

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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by kah2006 on Today at 07:54:18 AM »
I don't see why you or your daughter would get into trouble for it. I have sent money to my son's cellmate several times, most recently to buy a fan, and it has never been a problem.
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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by zachsmom on Today at 04:56:29 AM »
What trauma says is true. Your putting funds in another inmates books, if noticed, will look like your inmate is buying something from this other inmate. They are both in the same prison, they hang around each other.
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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by haleyjen on July 26, 2017, 05:40:17 PM »
So, you may only send money to one inmate?
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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by trauma4us on July 26, 2017, 05:02:44 PM »
Again not a good idea - trying to circumvent the system isn't the best thing. If you or the other unrelated person is caught there will still be repercussions. 
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My parole officer said I'm up for 90days parole. I have 2 years but he said I maybe up for 90 day parole. What is that? Anyway I can check on my own?
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SENTENCE CREDIT - CLEMENCY - EXPUNGEMENT / Re: SSC
« Last post by Forevermah on July 26, 2017, 01:35:26 PM »
Q: My husband has a consecutive sentence to the one he's now serving. Would he be eligible to get good time on both or just one?
No .. once you get any GT, you don't get it again.  It all depends on his conviction.  Did he ever get anytime when MGT was still in effect?
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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by Cinsue on July 26, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
Yes, that is correct.  This may be nothing but on the other hand, it could get you/daughter both in trouble

Thanks for the confirmation.
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INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS / Re: Sending money to daughters friend
« Last post by Cinsue on July 26, 2017, 09:59:30 AM »
I wonder if it could possibly done by someone completely unrelated to your daughter?  Then there would not be a way to track it back to you/her.  ??  Just a thought.

That's a good idea!  If the girl hasn't gotten a fan the next time I speak with my daughter, I'll see if a friend will send the money.
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ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS / Menard lockdown
« Last post by lois59 on July 26, 2017, 09:17:18 AM »
Has anyone talked to or seen anyone recently? Had a video visit set up for Thursday and it got cancelled Monday
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