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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: IDOC -Stateville/Sentence Info
« Last post by Lanita09 on January 21, 2017, 09:50:00 PM »
It's been over 24hrs and he's still not in the system he was transferred from county jail Friday at 7am.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: IDOC -Stateville/Sentence Info
« Last post by zachsmom on January 21, 2017, 08:08:59 PM »
Idoc usually updates late in the evening.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / IDOC -Stateville/Sentence Info
« Last post by Lanita09 on January 21, 2017, 12:49:43 PM »
Hey! So my husband went to court on his bday 1/19/17... Plead  guilty and was taken into custody, his lawyer said he is credited 139 days while he was on house arrest so subtract that from 180 and it would give me the time he has to do in prison. Yesterday I checked and he's still not on IDOC website but he is on VineLink and it says he's in custody at stateville and I see he has a Offender I'd number but that's all it says no release date or anything. I just don't understand why the send him to prison for 40ty something days. How long does it take for the inmate to show up on IDOC website? This is his first time going prison and getting a IDOC number.
IDOC POLICY CHANGES / Re: Escape Risk Designations
« Last post by Forevermah on January 21, 2017, 09:22:01 AM »

Quick question for y'all - my loved one is @ Pontiac Medium Security for a non-violent crime.   He is a first-timer and has been assigned a blue ID card - does anyone know why this might be? The reasons I have seen on this forum don't apply to him and I was wondering how we get this resolved. Does it have anything to do with his first-timer status? He does have a charge in another county, for which he was sentenced to community service but he cannot complete that until he is realeased from IDOC - does that need to be resolved? Any guidance here is appreciated.

Also, does anyone happen to have the number for the field services unit at Pontiac Medium Security Unit?  I have read on this forum that this is the office to contact but I can't seem to find the number.


It could be because of that other charge he has and it's not cleared out yet.  Just call the prison and ask for the field services office, don't know how much information they will be able to give you.
« Last post by Forevermah on January 21, 2017, 09:19:16 AM »

How did you find the contact information for the field services office?  My loved one is @ Pontiac Medium Security unit and has been issued a blue ID.  He is a first time offender so I am not sure why and want to see if I can resolve it. 


Call the prison and ask for Field Services.
What is partial lock down an can they receive emails or call

Some maybe able to still make phone calls, it might just be one portion of the prison, not sure. It all depends on why they are LD. 

They still receive mail during lockdowns, not sure about the emails.. Ask you LO next time you talk to them.

Stateville has been moved to a PARTIAL LD -  Please CALL before visiting.

This topic is for UPDATES only!
What is partial lock down an can they receive emails or call
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Video Visitations
« Last post by debra2010 on January 20, 2017, 10:27:59 PM »
I just set up with gtl video vists an my lo was on it i cant wait to be approved an to get to see him be is on the hill
ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS / Re: Kewanee Opening
« Last post by geminancer35 on January 20, 2017, 06:28:46 PM »
The last person I spoke with stated that until they pass a budget. It won't be opening.
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