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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / VISITING EAST MOLINE
« Last post by QueenC2013 on January 28, 2019, 01:40:56 PM »
My husband is being transferred to East Moline & I have a question about the visiting room there? What are the tables like? Are they handicap accessible? Is there a play area for children? Are visits 4 hours? Also, do we have to wait outside long before being able to go in? How long is the walk from the gate to the entry? (trying to decide if a wheelchair is needed or if the visitor can just use their cane?)
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Seg at Big Muddy
« Last post by zachsmom on January 28, 2019, 06:30:51 AM »
I'm sorry your going through this. I know it's tough and you worry. When he gets out of seg, he will be on C grade. His movement will be limited, along with his privledges. He most likely won't be able to call you. He will earn his way back to B grade, and then back to A grade, where all privledges and movement will be restored. Hang in there and keep
Writing him.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Seg at Big Muddy
« Last post by Iluvhim90210 on January 27, 2019, 01:31:56 PM »
So my lO is at big muddy Med security in Seg for a fight with his celly. He's been in seg since the 14th of December and he is suppose to get out of seg at the end of Feb. What is the proccess after that? will he be able to call us? go back into regular population??? I am so confused pls help.
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PAROLE/RE-ENTRY / Re: Possible parole violation
« Last post by Gizgirl2 on January 27, 2019, 12:33:11 PM »
And if hes violated, once he does the additional time and gets released again, there is no more parole after that?

If they violate him and he has to do the remainder of his parole time he will be off parole. He will still have to do whatever he has to do for his SO though.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Email at Lawrence?
« Last post by pt1318 on January 27, 2019, 10:28:20 AM »
Lawrence has had email for awhile now. He may be on restriction. If he just got there and is in receiving or if he is on b or c grade he can't get emails

I have been out of the loop for awhile with this email, please tell me how it all works.  Do they receive a printed email and then have to write something out to be sent back or do they actually do the emailing?  It must be kept under strict watch?

Anyone can explain.

It's not printed, they receive it like an actual email either on their tablet if they have one or on a kiosk, and they can also email back the same way. Unfortunately in our case (Lawrence CC) the emails currently take 3 days to be approved and delivered, even real short ones, so it's pretty slow but I'm not complaining, still faster than snailmail.  :wc2:
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS / Re: Email at Lawrence?
« Last post by Forevermah on January 27, 2019, 08:25:28 AM »
Lawrence has had email for awhile now. He may be on restriction. If he just got there and is in receiving or if he is on b or c grade he can't get emails

I have been out of the loop for awhile with this email, please tell me how it all works.  Do they receive a printed email and then have to write something out to be sent back or do they actually do the emailing?  It must be kept under strict watch?

Anyone can explain.
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PAROLE/RE-ENTRY / Re: Possible parole violation
« Last post by Father on January 26, 2019, 05:52:14 PM »
There are two parts to a sentence.  One is the portion that the inmate has to do on the inside (in custody) and the other is the inmates time he has to do while on parole(supervised release).   

Look up the offender on the IDOC web site and you will see two dates
Projected Parole Date and Projected Discharged Date

The Projected Parole Date is the date the offender has to remain incarcerated or in custody in a prison.
This date depends on the sentence and the charge.  For example if an inmate is sentenced for 5 years on a 50% charge he or she will have to do 2.5 years in custody.  An inmate that is sentenced to 5 years on a 85% charge will have to do 4.25 years in custody.  The time in custody includes any jail time before admitted to prison. The projected parole date can be moved up if the offender is eligible and receives programming good time and discretionary good time.

The second part of the sentence is the time spent on parole or mandatory supervised release)
This portion of the sentence is set by state law and it depends on the charge.  Parole usually ranges from 1 year, 2 years, 4 years for a domestic charge and life for a Sex offender.  Once released from custody you have to serve the parole portion of your sentence supervised by a parole agent.  There are terms and conditions of your parole that one has to follow.  If you violate these conditions you can be sent back to prison to serve out the remainder of the parole sentence in custody.  So of you have a 2 year parole for a drug charge and you test dirty after being out you can be sent back to serve out the remainder of your parole at either 50% or 85% or what ever the original charge multiplier was.  I believe they can also revoke the good time you were awarded but not sure about that.  Also things get complicated for a SO so it is best to check with the Parole agent or an attorney.

Once you are discharged you are finished with the criminal justice system and give them a big kiss good bye.

I know of individuals that have received a 4 year domestic abuse charge with a 4 year MSR or parole and decided to stay incarcerated and earn good time and get discharged after less than spending 4 years in custody. Otherwise they can spend 2 year in custody and 4 years on parole.  Its the game you want to play.

I hope this helps

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PAROLE/RE-ENTRY / Re: Possible parole violation
« Last post by 3tenjen on January 26, 2019, 05:11:04 PM »
So Gizgirl hereís my scenario and question if you donít mind :) he has four years parole. Did 50% of a two year sentence, got released with the 4 years parole. Is now going to be violated. How much time will he do? Can they make him do two years even though the total of his original sentence was 2 years? If he has to do hakf the parole time he is essentially going to be locked up a total of 3 years on a two year sentence. Can that happen?
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PAROLE/RE-ENTRY / Re: Possible parole violation
« Last post by blickly on January 26, 2019, 10:52:33 AM »
And if hes violated, once he does the additional time and gets released again, there is no more parole after that?
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PAROLE/RE-ENTRY / Re: Possible parole violation
« Last post by Gizgirl2 on January 26, 2019, 09:16:59 AM »
No two cases are the same. The parole board evaluates everything. Itís hard to say what will happen. Unfortunately you will have to wait and see what the board says. Each member on the parole board is different so there could be several different outcomes depending on who your LO goes in front of.

I know the not knowing is the hardest just hang in there.
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