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Offline chosenonee

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Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« on: March 03, 2010, 04:35:46 PM »
Hello everyone,

I want to take this opportunity to pass on some information about transitional living for men and women in Springfield through the Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC).  A Christian 6-month transitional living program.  We need help getting the word out about our programs for inmates exiting prison.

 Inmates can write to:

Freedom Transitional Centers
Box 20205,
Springfield, IL 62708

for how to apply for entrance into the program.   We would like about 6-month to out date for applicants.
thanks for your help in getting the word out.

 We will have a website up soon at www.ftcspfld.org.

thank you,
Don

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 05:01:57 PM »
What if you have a LO that was already in an ATC but left due to cell phone violation?  Would they still be eligible?

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 08:31:49 PM »
It's very disappointing and depressing to have a LO
in this facility. They call it Work Release  there is no job posting.
The Inmates are trying to find a job for themselves and it seems almost impossible to get one when they are here for that reason.
And if they bad mouth them because some Inmates had had it with them, they threathened
them that they will write them out.

Weirdest part is they can't go to school , Most of them are trying to enroll but they been told
they can't go to school. They would rather them look for a job, but in the meantime while waiting for a job should be ok with going to school

I thought this is the  place where Inmates are getting ready to get back to the society
but there's  NOTHING here. My LO has two kids to go back home to and support, no job= no $$.....
We all  thought work release was better, nope
it's worst. Im very tired of all this. I believe all of this men commited mistakes but I do think
they deserve a second chance not a broken spirit, which is what I see when they are there to get a job and not receive the support they should to keep up.

 

 
 
 

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 04:34:11 PM »
My son just got into the release program at the ATC in Chicago.  His mother and I live in TN.  What items can we send to help him?  He has addiction problems but can I use my health care to get him into counseling?  We are clueless about how things function but we are dedicated to helping our son get a second chance.  He needs to get some education and change is scenery.  Any advice?

Offline Forevermah

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 04:49:33 PM »
My son just got into the release program at the ATC in Chicago.  His mother and I live in TN.  What items can we send to help him?  He has addiction problems but can I use my health care to get him into counseling?  We are clueless about how things function but we are dedicated to helping our son get a second chance.  He needs to get some education and change is scenery.  Any advice?

Do you know which facility he is in in the Work Release program?
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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 02:03:14 PM »
He has been transferred to the ATC in Chicago.

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 02:21:22 PM »
He has been transferred to the ATC in Chicago.

There are two ATC's in Chicago and you can get information for them on these two boards:

Crossroads ATC:

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=81.0

http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/CrossroadsAdultTransitionCenter.aspx

and

North Lawndale ATC:

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=84.0

http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/NorthLawndaleAdultTransitionCenter.aspx


You can check those boards and if you want to post on the one he is at, hopefully someone can answer your questions or the information may be on those boards.



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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 05:02:43 PM »
As of 7/29/2018

North Lawndale ATC information

They are allowed:

$120 cash anything beyond that must be money order. $20 of that money goes to a new ID- if you have one already just $10 is used to change address. Will be taken in the first 30 days to get ID.

Vending machines take 1s, 5s so recommended to bring in small bills and quarters to make phone calls.

$0.50 to make a call to a 773 number for 5 min- $0.25 for each additional 5 minutes.

$1.00 to other area codes to make initial call, $0.25 each additional 5 minutes.

Sunday-Thursday phones turned off at 11 pm

Friday-Saturday phones turned off at 1 am

4 pairs of shoes/sandals
10 undershirts
10 pairs of socks
10 shirts
10 pants
10 sweat pants
10 shorts
10 underwear/boxers
Hats
Sweaters
Jacket
Alarm clock
Watch
Twin size set of bed sheets
Blanket
A pillow
Hygiene supplies including 2 tubes of toothpaste, tooth brush, tooth brush holder, Vaseline, soap, Qtips, deodorant, etc.
*Allowed to bring open hygiene items from prison*
Wallet
Book light
Playing cards, UNO
Box of powder detergent or tide pods
Box of powdered bleach
Trimmers
Hangers
15 inch TV, must have head phones, can bring head phone extension, antenna cable must be attached to antenna-cannot be detachable
Simple DVD player
No Tupperware to use as bowl
Mesh laundry bags
See through book bag

No visits for first 7 days.

Can drop off items between 11 am and 2:30 pm Sundays


Level 1:
After 7 days- supervised escorted trip allowed.  (Walmart, Target)
Can buy 12 items. Non perishable. (Some staff count a box containing multiples as individual items)

Day 1-30- Must complete 40 hours of service hours in facility and 6 modules in order to apply for a job.
Given 6 hour passes in order to get to and from applying for jobs. Can eat as well.
Must use public transportation. Cannot get into a private vehicle.

Level 2:
Day 31-60-
Given multiple 6 hour passes, movement time to and from going to work plus work hours, given one 72 hour pass to go home. Can be any day in a week.
*must have landline with basic calling. No call forwarding allowed.

Level 3-
Day 61-90
Given 8 six hour passes, to and from movement to work plus work hours, four 72 hour passes.

Must have no tickets or staff can extend or deny privileges.

After 30 days can have cell phone but are left in locker at entrance.

If not tickets and perfect behavior after sentence complete- can be recommended by staff to parole officer to only serve 3 months parole.

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 06:16:42 PM »
Thank U for the update

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 03:42:38 PM »
My LO was recommended for 3 months - he did 6 because his PO asked him to do a drug assessment, but he is now off!

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 06:36:00 PM »
I am a bit confused.  Is there a difference between Freedom Transition Center and the Adult Transition Center?                       willied

Thank you

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 05:42:02 AM »
That is an old post but it appears that the FTC was/is a private christian housing program for inmates that have been released.  ATC are under IDOC control.  I think the Transitional center wording is confusing.

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Re: Freedom Transitional Centers (FTC)
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 01:28:03 PM »
Thank you for clearing up the FTC vs ATC question.


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