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Offline itsme12

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2011, 10:45:54 AM »
We need help! My boyfriend was approved by the court for boot camp even went and was there for 2 months! On may 11,2011 I got a phone call from one of the people that work at dixon. Springs saying my boyfriend had been terminated bc he has to register as a sex offender for unlawful restraint. He was never made to register as a sex offender and this happened 3 years ago...he's in trouble and was at boot camp for not finishing his community service in time. There are no laws saying sex offenders can't go to boot camp even idoc and our county signed off on him going. Please help what can we do!?!

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2011, 11:13:06 AM »
Welcome to IPT, I'll see if I can help out.

 You said your BF has to register as a sex offender for unlawful restraint, here is the  criteria that says sex offenders can definitely not go to boot camp depending on their offense,  and if you look at #3, they give some guidelines for those that cannot attend bootcamp.

I am not saying your BF's charges fall into that category, but for some reason, the IDOC reviewed his conviction and are not saying no  What was his actual conviction on?





If the court finds that an offender sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a felony may meet the eligibility requirements of the Department, the court may recommend in its sentencing order that the Department consider the offender for placement in its Impact Incarceration Program. Offenders who are referred and meet the legislative guidelines are considered at one of the Reception and Classification Centers (R&C) upon admission to the Department.
The Department evaluates each inmate against the following criteria:

1.   Must be not less than 17 years of age nor more than 35 years of age.

2.   Has never served more than one sentence of imprisonment for a felony in an adult correctional facility.

3.   Has not been convicted of a Class X felony, first or second degree murder, armed violence, aggravated kidnapping, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, or a subsequent conviction for criminal sexual abuse, forcible detention, or arson.

4.   Has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of eight years or less.

5.   Must be physically able to participate in strenuous physical activities or labor.

6.   Must not have any mental disorder or disability that would prevent participation in the Impact Incarceration Program.

7. Impact Incarceration Program 2003 Annual Report to the Governor and the General Assembly
Has consented in writing to participation in the IIP.

8. The Department may also consider, among other matters, whether the committed person has a history of escape or absconding, whether he has any outstanding detainers or warrants, or whether participation in the Impact Incarceration Program may pose a risk to the safety or security of any person.

Screening Process
R&C staff identify inmates for participation based on the sentencing order. Staff ensure that the inmate is eligible by law. They then conduct the routine R&C procedures. An intensive medical screening is included in these procedures. The Health Care Services Unit has developed special medical care and mental health screening policies to determine the inmate's fitness for the IIP. The medical decision is based on detailed medical and dental exams to ensure that inmates are physically able to participate in the rigorous structure of the program.

Preparation for separate transportation is then arranged for inmates recommended for the IIP. These inmates are housed in a separate unit at the holding facility, where staff interview each inmate to discuss the Impact Incarceration Program in detail. A video is also available for the inmate's review. Inmates are asked to sign a form stating they are volunteering for the program. They are held at this facility until transfer to the boot camp can be made.

When the inmate is received at the boot camp facility, a form letter is sent notifying the sentencing judge that the inmate has been received at the boot camp. This will occur on the day that the inmate begins his or her 120-day program.

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2011, 11:45:03 AM »
Thank you for your response. We have read that and it does not say "Sex offenders" it simply lists crimes that are not approved for boot camp and unlawful restraint is not one of them. His orignal conviction is unlawful restraint and he is in now for probation violation (not finishing all of his hours) Do you have any suggestions and who to contact or anything that could be of help! Again thank you so much for responding! Like I said too, his conviction was 3 years ago, and he was never made to register, nothing has ever even been brought up about this until he was 2 months into boot camp = (

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2011, 12:05:05 PM »
I would contact your lawyer and have them try to get it straightened out.  A  copy of the sentencing papers (Mittimus) too.

Anyone convicted of these crimes are sex offenders:

criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, or a subsequent conviction for criminal sexual abuse, forcible detention


This is another breakdown of definitions of who has to register as a sex offender:

What offenses are subject to Sex Offender Registration?

   1. Any felony or misdemeanor conviction or adjudication of any of the following statutes require registration:

          * Indecent Solicitation of a Child;
          * Sexual Exploitation of a Child;
          * Soliciting for a Juvenile Prostitute;
          * Keeping a place of Juvenile Prostitution;
          * Patronizing a Juvenile Prostitute;
          * Juvenile Pimping;
          * Exploitation of a Child;
          * Child Pornography;
          * Aggravated Child Pornography;
          * Criminal Sexual Assault;
          * Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault;
          * Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child;
          * Criminal Sexual Abuse;
          * Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse;
          * Ritualized Abuse of a Child;
          * Forcible Detention, if the victim is under age 18;
          * Indecent Solicitation of an Adult;
          * Soliciting for a Prostitute, if the victim is under age 18;
          * Pandering, if the victim is under age 18;
          * Patronizing, if the victim is under age 18;
          * Pimping, if the victim is under age 18;
          * Public Indecency for a third or subsequent conviction;
          * Custodial Sexual Misconduct (if convicted on or after August 22, 2002);
          * Sexual Misconduct with a Person with a Disability;
          * Permitting Sexual Abuse of a Child;
          * Kidnapping, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not a parent of the victim and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 1996;
          * Aggravated Kidnapping, if the victim is under age 18 and defendant is not the parent of the victim and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 1996;
          * Unlawful Restraint, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not the parent of the victim and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 1996;
          * Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, if the victim is under age 18 and the defendant is not the parent of the victim and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act and the offense was committed on or after January 1, 1996;
          * Child Abduction by luring a child under 16 into a vehicle or building and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act;
          * First Degree Murder of a Child, victim under age 18 and the offense was sexually motivated as defined in Section 10 of the Sex Offender Management Board Act; or
          * Any attempts to commit any of the offenses listed above.


Here is a link to the SO facts:

http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/faq.cfm
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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2011, 12:08:51 PM »
Thank you and yes we sent all the paper work. I guess the question now really is can a person that has to register attend boot camp. We have searched and searched for answers and there is nothing. Not only that, but they let him into boot camp and he was fine only had 60 days to go and then all of this. Its so hard! We have not seen one thing that says a person that has to register as a sex offender or a registered sex offender can not participate in boot camp. Thats really my questions. Thanks so much

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
Good Luck to him and you, I hope you get it all straightened out and he can continue the camp.  With IDOC, it's always an uphill battle.

This is another statement about BC, I know it doesn't specify SO's specifically, but the part I highlighted gives them the right to accept or deny:


The Illinois Department of Corrections operates two adult boot camps and one juvenile camp. The adult camps are located at the DuQuoin State Fairground in Perry County, and at Dixon Springs, at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest in deep southern Illinois. The juvenile camp is located in Murphysboro. Adult inmates must volunteer before the judge and the placement recommendation by the judge is reviewed when the inmate is received at Corrections. Corrections administrators determine who goes to the juvenile camp. Adults may not have been convicted of a serious crime, must be between the ages of 18-35 and not have been sentenced to Corrections more than twice. They cannot have a sentence of more than 8 years. Corrections retains the right to determine who goes to boot camp based on the nature of the crime and whether the inmate can take the regimentation both physically and mentally. The camp is 120-days in length. Inmates may not have visitors for 30 days, and then only immediate family. They are also restricted from phone calls for a period of time. Inmates may possess only what Corrections gives them.
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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2017, 08:54:30 AM »
Hi, I'm new here my son is in NRC and he's waiting for bootcamp. He wrote me and said that he will be getting shipped out son because he's not able to go to bootcamp because he got a class 3 felony Aggravated Battery/ public place. Why do the sentencing judge signs offs on bootcamp when they know 1st hand the person can't go if they have that charge? This his 1st offense. I think he be talking to these jail house lawyers(inmates).

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Re: Impact Incarceration IDOC
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2017, 09:31:16 AM »
Hi, I'm new here my son is in NRC and he's waiting for bootcamp. He wrote me and said that he will be getting shipped out son because he's not able to go to bootcamp because he got a class 3 felony Aggravated Battery/ public place. Why do the sentencing judge signs offs on bootcamp when they know 1st hand the person can't go if they have that charge? This his 1st offense. I think he be talking to these jail house lawyers(inmates).

It is always up to IDOC to go over the convictions and they have the final say so as to whether someone is eligible.. I know this hard on you, but it does happen that a judge will recommend and the IDOC rejects. 
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