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I donít think hard back books are allowed. No glitter, no address labels, no maps, no boxes sent through the mail, but bubble wrap is allowed. Pictures and letters made with gel pens are allowed. I donít know about crayons. Iím guessing no perfume. Puzzle books are allowed & typed letters are allowed.
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Hey there guys!
My LO was transferred recently to Hill and I canít seem to find the rules about sending mail. He was in Menardís earlier this year and I could of sent hardcover books, polaroids, cards with glitter, perfume on letters and plenty more that I thought I could get into trouble but he assured me nothing would happen. Now heís at Hill and it seems a lot more strict and I donít want to risk sending something in inappropriate and getting thrown out or sent back. Whatís the limit on sending books per package? Whatís prohibited? Can I sill send Polaroids? I know he said that anything with glitter is prohibited or anything done with crayons as well. If you guys know anything, please let me know.
Thank you guys so much (:
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IDOC BOOT CAMPS / Re: What kind of shoes should I send Du'quoin Bootcamp?
« Last post by Terry Buhrmester on December 15, 2018, 05:33:04 PM »
Just give Du'quoin a call, they will let you know what he needs.
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IDOC BOOT CAMPS / What kind of shoes should I send Du'quoin Bootcamp?
« Last post by ilovesean on December 15, 2018, 08:23:52 AM »
My boyfriend finally made to bootcamp.All thanks to God. I was wondering what kind of shoes does Du'quoin bootcamp allow? And can I send him pics,books,magazines or they are not allowed? Any info is helpful. Thank you.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Tornado in Taylorville....major damage
« Last post by Father on December 14, 2018, 04:52:07 PM »
its good to see the inmates good the well deserved recognition
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Release
« Last post by Father on December 14, 2018, 04:49:14 PM »
Congratulations the journey is over. 
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VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS / Re: Pinckneyville is now doing video visits
« Last post by kristyski1 on December 12, 2018, 03:09:40 PM »
Daphne- A Mac shouldnít stop you. Iíve visited using a Mac. Iím sorry this process has been so difficult.
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VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS / Re: Pinckneyville is now doing video visits
« Last post by verysweet34 on December 12, 2018, 06:29:01 AM »
I was able to get one from home for the 21st.

That's great. I had my very first video visit this past Monday. Just in case u don't know, sign in 10min before your visit because you'll have to talk to a staff member to get approved. Have your license or whatever valid id ready because they will ask to see it for proof. No other electronic can be used or seen, no screen shots or video taping the session, be appropriately dressed, no drinking other than water, make sure u have ear plugs because that's the only way you'll be able to hear him. Oh yea and you have to be seated at all times, if u get up they'll cut the visit off. And make sure no one else comes in view of the screen unless they were pre approved at the beginning of the visit by staff. They'll go over all the rules at the beginning but I just wanted to give u a heads up lol
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VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS / Re: Pinckneyville is now doing video visits
« Last post by verysweet34 on December 12, 2018, 06:21:26 AM »
Go to ildoc.gtlvisitme.com. It does not work to visit on an iPhone, and you have to add a payment method online before you can schedule from your phone. If you have an iPhone, you will have to do visits online with a laptop or desktop computer. We have found that Firefox is the best browser for streaming from your computer. You have to set up an account, add your LO, be approved, and then add any minors who might participate, and then they will have to be approved. When everything is ready, youíll be able to schedule visits. I donít know if youou have to schedule 7 days in advance everywhere, but I know where my LO is, we do. Im kind of envious of your late visit times. Our latest is 4:30 pm...
Thanks for the info but I think from reading further it is only available on an android phones and a pc.  I have a Mac and it is never mentioned at all.  Maybe I will try your advice and use Firefox on my Mac and see if I get any further with my pursuit.

I am so sorry you're having problems. I don't know why you having a Mac pc is stopping you from setting a visit up. Do you have an account with ildoc.gtlvisitme ? I can try and walk u through it if you want to try.

Thanks again.  You all are wonderful
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Tornado in Taylorville....major damage
« Last post by trauma4us on December 12, 2018, 05:22:44 AM »
We visited last weekend and its so sad to see the destruction. Cleanup efforts though are going strong.

I live about 100 miles away and our area was hit by a tornado 5 years ago with many homes destroyed. It really took 3 years to recover: to rebuild houses, infrastructure, etc.

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