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How long will it be before DOC is ready to start awarding Sentence Credits?

Before SB 2621 goes to the Governor, it must be certified by both the House and Senate. Once it is certified, the bill must be sent to the Governor within 30 days. When the Governor receives the bill, he will then have 60 days to sign it.

Once SB 2621 is signed into law, DOC will have to create and promulgate new administrative rules that will govern its application.




Will every inmate be eligible for 180 days of Sentence Credits?

No. While SB 2621 will authorize DOC to consider offenders' criminal histories in awarding Sentence Credits, it will also limit and exclude a host of offenses. See See Rules and Regulations for Early Release, 30 ILCS 5/3-6-3 (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-3) (see below)




(730 ILCS 5/3-6-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-3)
    Sec. 3-6-3. Rules and Regulations for Early Release.

        (a) (1) The Department of Corrections shall prescribe
       
rules and regulations for the early release on account of good conduct of persons committed to the Department which shall be subject to review by the Prisoner Review Board.

        (2) The rules and regulations on early release shall
       
provide, with respect to offenses listed in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of this paragraph (2) committed on or after June 19, 1998 or with respect to the offense listed in clause (iv) of this paragraph (2) committed on or after June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or with respect to offense listed in clause (vi) committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-625) or with respect to the offense of being an armed habitual criminal committed on or after August 2, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-398) or with respect to the offenses listed in clause (v) of this paragraph (2) committed on or after August 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-134) or with respect to the offense of aggravated domestic battery committed on or after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224), the following:

            (i) that a prisoner who is serving a term of
           
imprisonment for first degree murder or for the offense of terrorism shall receive no good conduct credit and shall serve the entire sentence imposed by the court;

            (ii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for
           
attempt to commit first degree murder, solicitation of murder, solicitation of murder for hire, intentional homicide of an unborn child, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05, heinous battery as described in Section 12-4.1 or subdivision (a)(2) of Section 12-3.05, being an armed habitual criminal, aggravated battery of a senior citizen as described in Section 12-4.6 or subdivision (a)(4) of Section 12-3.05, or aggravated battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment;

            (iii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for home
           
invasion, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated discharge of a firearm, or armed violence with a category I weapon or category II weapon, when the court has made and entered a finding, pursuant to subsection (c-1) of Section 5-4-1 of this Code, that the conduct leading to conviction for the enumerated offense resulted in great bodily harm to a victim, shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment;

            (iv) that a prisoner serving a sentence for
           
aggravated discharge of a firearm, whether or not the conduct leading to conviction for the offense resulted in great bodily harm to the victim, shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment;

            (v) that a person serving a sentence for
           
gunrunning, narcotics racketeering, controlled substance trafficking, methamphetamine trafficking, drug-induced homicide, aggravated methamphetamine-related child endangerment, money laundering pursuant to clause (c) (4) or (5) of Section 29B-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961, or a Class X felony conviction for delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, calculated criminal drug conspiracy, criminal drug conspiracy, street gang criminal drug conspiracy, participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, delivery of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, aggravated delivery of methamphetamine, aggravated possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, methamphetamine conspiracy when the substance containing the controlled substance or methamphetamine is 100 grams or more shall receive no more than 7.5 days good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment;

            (vi) that a prisoner serving a sentence for a
           
second or subsequent offense of luring a minor shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment; and

            (vii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for
           
aggravated domestic battery shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.

        (2.1) For all offenses, other than those enumerated
       
in subdivision (a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) committed on or after June 19, 1998 or subdivision (a)(2)(iv) committed on or after June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or subdivision (a)(2)(v) committed on or after August 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-134) or subdivision (a)(2)(vi) committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-625) or subdivision (a)(2)(vii) committed on or after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224), and other than the offense of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and other than the offense of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1230), the rules and regulations shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a term of imprisonment shall receive one day of good conduct credit for each day of his or her sentence of imprisonment or recommitment under Section 3-3-9. Each day of good conduct credit shall reduce by one day the prisoner's period of imprisonment or recommitment under Section 3-3-9.

        (2.2) A prisoner serving a term of natural life
       
imprisonment or a prisoner who has been sentenced to death shall receive no good conduct credit.

        (2.3) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.

        (2.4) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall provide with respect to the offenses of aggravated battery with a machine gun or a firearm equipped with any device or attachment designed or used for silencing the report of a firearm or aggravated discharge of a machine gun or a firearm equipped with any device or attachment designed or used for silencing the report of a firearm, committed on or after July 15, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-121), that a prisoner serving a sentence for any of these offenses shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.

        (2.5) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for aggravated arson committed on or after July 27, 2001 (the effective date of Public Act 92-176) shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.

        (2.6) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1230) shall receive no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.

        (3) The rules and regulations shall also provide that
       
the Director may award up to 180 days additional good conduct credit for meritorious service in specific instances as the Director deems proper; except that no more than 90 days of good conduct credit for meritorious service shall be awarded to any prisoner who is serving a sentence for conviction of first degree murder, reckless homicide while under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, or aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, deviate sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent liberties with a child, child pornography, heinous battery as described in Section 12-4.1 or subdivision (a)(2) of Section 12-3.05, aggravated battery of a spouse, aggravated battery of a spouse with a firearm, stalking, aggravated stalking, aggravated battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05, endangering the life or health of a child, or cruelty to a child. Notwithstanding the foregoing, good conduct credit for meritorious service shall not be awarded on a sentence of imprisonment imposed for conviction of: (i) one of the offenses enumerated in subdivision (a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) when the offense is committed on or after June 19, 1998 or subdivision (a)(2)(iv) when the offense is committed on or after June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or subdivision (a)(2)(v) when the offense is committed on or after August 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-134) or subdivision (a)(2)(vi) when the offense is committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-625) or subdivision (a)(2)(vii) when the offense is committed on or after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224), (ii) aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, (iii) one of the offenses enumerated in subdivision (a)(2.4) when the offense is committed on or after July 15, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-121), (iv) aggravated arson when the offense is committed on or after July 27, 2001 (the effective date of Public Act 92-176), (v) offenses that may subject the offender to commitment under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, or (vi) aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1230).

        The Director shall not award good conduct credit for
       
meritorious service under this paragraph (3) to an inmate unless the inmate has served a minimum of 60 days of the sentence; except nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to permit the Director to extend an inmate's sentence beyond that which was imposed by the court. Prior to awarding credit under this paragraph (3), the Director shall make a written determination that the inmate:

            (A) is eligible for good conduct credit for
           
meritorious service;

            (B) has served a minimum of 60 days, or as close
           
to 60 days as the sentence will allow; and

            (C) has met the eligibility criteria established
           
by rule.

        The Director shall determine the form and content of
       
the written determination required in this subsection.

        (4) The rules and regulations shall also provide that
       
the good conduct credit accumulated and retained under paragraph (2.1) of subsection (a) of this Section by any inmate during specific periods of time in which such inmate is engaged full-time in substance abuse programs, correctional industry assignments, or educational programs provided by the Department under this paragraph (4) and satisfactorily completes the assigned program as determined by the standards of the Department, shall be multiplied by a factor of 1.25 for program participation before August 11, 1993 and 1.50 for program participation on or after that date. However, no inmate shall be eligible for the additional good conduct credit under this paragraph (4) or (4.1) of this subsection (a) while assigned to a boot camp or electronic detention, or if convicted of an offense enumerated in subdivision (a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) of this Section that is committed on or after June 19, 1998 or subdivision (a)(2)(iv) of this Section that is committed on or after June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or subdivision (a)(2)(v) of this Section that is committed on or after August 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-134) or subdivision (a)(2)(vi) when the offense is committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-625) or subdivision (a)(2)(vii) when the offense is committed on or after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224), or if convicted of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or if convicted of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1230), or if convicted of an offense enumerated in paragraph (a)(2.4) of this Section that is committed on or after July 15, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-121), or first degree murder, a Class X felony, criminal sexual assault, felony criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05, or any predecessor or successor offenses with the same or substantially the same elements, or any inchoate offenses relating to the foregoing offenses. No inmate shall be eligible for the additional good conduct credit under this paragraph (4) who (i) has previously received increased good conduct credit under this paragraph (4) and has subsequently been convicted of a felony, or (ii) has previously served more than one prior sentence of imprisonment for a felony in an adult correctional facility.

        Educational, vocational, substance abuse and
       
correctional industry programs under which good conduct credit may be increased under this paragraph (4) and paragraph (4.1) of this subsection (a) shall be evaluated by the Department on the basis of documented standards. The Department shall report the results of these evaluations to the Governor and the General Assembly by September 30th of each year. The reports shall include data relating to the recidivism rate among program participants.

        Availability of these programs shall be subject to
       
the limits of fiscal resources appropriated by the General Assembly for these purposes. Eligible inmates who are denied immediate admission shall be placed on a waiting list under criteria established by the Department. The inability of any inmate to become engaged in any such programs by reason of insufficient program resources or for any other reason established under the rules and regulations of the Department shall not be deemed a cause of action under which the Department or any employee or agent of the Department shall be liable for damages to the inmate.

        (4.1) The rules and regulations shall also provide
       
that an additional 60 days of good conduct credit shall be awarded to any prisoner who passes the high school level Test of General Educational Development (GED) while the prisoner is incarcerated. The good conduct credit awarded under this paragraph (4.1) shall be in addition to, and shall not affect, the award of good conduct under any other paragraph of this Section, but shall also be pursuant to the guidelines and restrictions set forth in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of this Section. The good conduct credit provided for in this paragraph shall be available only to those prisoners who have not previously earned a high school diploma or a GED. If, after an award of the GED good conduct credit has been made and the Department determines that the prisoner was not eligible, then the award shall be revoked.

        (4.5) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall also provide that when the court's sentencing order recommends a prisoner for substance abuse treatment and the crime was committed on or after September 1, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act 93-354), the prisoner shall receive no good conduct credit awarded under clause (3) of this subsection (a) unless he or she participates in and completes a substance abuse treatment program. The Director may waive the requirement to participate in or complete a substance abuse treatment program and award the good conduct credit in specific instances if the prisoner is not a good candidate for a substance abuse treatment program for medical, programming, or operational reasons. Availability of substance abuse treatment shall be subject to the limits of fiscal resources appropriated by the General Assembly for these purposes. If treatment is not available and the requirement to participate and complete the treatment has not been waived by the Director, the prisoner shall be placed on a waiting list under criteria established by the Department. The Director may allow a prisoner placed on a waiting list to participate in and complete a substance abuse education class or attend substance abuse self-help meetings in lieu of a substance abuse treatment program. A prisoner on a waiting list who is not placed in a substance abuse program prior to release may be eligible for a waiver and receive good conduct credit under clause (3) of this subsection (a) at the discretion of the Director.

        (4.6) The rules and regulations on early release
       
shall also provide that a prisoner who has been convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act shall receive no good conduct credit unless he or she either has successfully completed or is participating in sex offender treatment as defined by the Sex Offender Management Board. However, prisoners who are waiting to receive such treatment, but who are unable to do so due solely to the lack of resources on the part of the Department, may, at the Director's sole discretion, be awarded good conduct credit at such rate as the Director shall determine.

        (5) Whenever the Department is to release any inmate
       
earlier than it otherwise would because of a grant of good conduct credit for meritorious service given at any time during the term, the Department shall give reasonable notice of the impending release not less than 14 days prior to the date of the release to the State's Attorney of the county where the prosecution of the inmate took place, and if applicable, the State's Attorney of the county into which the inmate will be released. The Department must also make identification information and a recent photo of the inmate being released accessible on the Internet by means of a hyperlink labeled "Community Notification of Inmate Early Release" on the Department's World Wide Web homepage. The identification information shall include the inmate's: name, any known alias, date of birth, physical characteristics, residence address, commitment offense and county where conviction was imposed. The identification information shall be placed on the website within 3 days of the inmate's release and the information may not be removed until either: completion of the first year of mandatory supervised release or return of the inmate to custody of the Department.

    (b) Whenever a person is or has been committed under several convictions, with separate sentences, the sentences shall be construed under Section 5-8-4 in granting and forfeiting of good time.

    (c) The Department shall prescribe rules and regulations for revoking good conduct credit, or suspending or reducing the rate of accumulation of good conduct credit for specific rule violations, during imprisonment. These rules and regulations shall provide that no inmate may be penalized more than one year of good conduct credit for any one infraction.

    When the Department seeks to revoke, suspend or reduce the rate of accumulation of any good conduct credits for an alleged infraction of its rules, it shall bring charges therefor against the prisoner sought to be so deprived of good conduct credits before the Prisoner Review Board as provided in subparagraph (a)(4) of Section 3-3-2 of this Code, if the amount of credit at issue exceeds 30 days or when during any 12 month period, the cumulative amount of credit revoked exceeds 30 days except where the infraction is committed or discovered within 60 days of scheduled release. In those cases, the Department of Corrections may revoke up to 30 days of good conduct credit. The Board may subsequently approve the revocation of additional good conduct credit, if the Department seeks to revoke good conduct credit in excess of 30 days. However, the Board shall not be empowered to review the Department's decision with respect to the loss of 30 days of good conduct credit within any calendar year for any prisoner or to increase any penalty beyond the length requested by the Department.

    The Director of the Department of Corrections, in appropriate cases, may restore up to 30 days good conduct credits which have been revoked, suspended or reduced. Any restoration of good conduct credits in excess of 30 days shall be subject to review by the Prisoner Review Board. However, the Board may not restore good conduct credit in excess of the amount requested by the Director.

    Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the Prisoner Review Board from ordering, pursuant to Section 3-3-9(a)(3)(i)(B), that a prisoner serve up to one year of the sentence imposed by the court that was not served due to the accumulation of good conduct credit.

    (d) If a lawsuit is filed by a prisoner in an Illinois or federal court against the State, the Department of Corrections, or the Prisoner Review Board, or against any of their officers or employees, and the court makes a specific finding that a pleading, motion, or other paper filed by the prisoner is frivolous, the Department of Corrections shall conduct a hearing to revoke up to 180 days of good conduct credit by bringing charges against the prisoner sought to be deprived of the good conduct credits before the Prisoner Review Board as provided in subparagraph (a)(8) of Section 3-3-2 of this Code. If the prisoner has not accumulated 180 days of good conduct credit at the time of the finding, then the Prisoner Review Board may revoke all good conduct credit accumulated by the prisoner.

    For purposes of this subsection (d):


        (1) "Frivolous" means that a pleading, motion, or
       
other filing which purports to be a legal document filed by a prisoner in his or her lawsuit meets any or all of the following criteria:
            (A) it lacks an arguable basis either in law or
           
in fact;
            (B) it is being presented for any improper
           
purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation;

            (C) the claims, defenses, and other legal
           
contentions therein are not warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law;

            (D) the allegations and other factual contentions

           
do not have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, are not likely to have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; or

            (E) the denials of factual contentions are not

           
warranted on the evidence, or if specifically so identified, are not reasonably based on a lack of information or belief.

        (2) "Lawsuit" means a motion pursuant to Section
       
116-3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, a habeas corpus action under Article X of the Code of Civil Procedure or under federal law (28 U.S.C. 2254), a petition for claim under the Court of Claims Act, an action under the federal Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 1983), or a second or subsequent petition for post-conviction relief under Article 122 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 whether filed with or without leave of court or a second or subsequent petition for relief from judgment under Section 2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

    (e) Nothing in Public Act 90-592 or 90-593 affects the validity of Public Act 89-404.

    (f) Whenever the Department is to release any inmate who has been convicted of a violation of an order of protection under Section 12-3.4 or 12-30 of the Criminal Code of 1961, earlier than it otherwise would because of a grant of good conduct credit, the Department, as a condition of such early release, shall require that the person, upon release, be placed under electronic surveillance as provided in Section 5-8A-7 of this Code.

(Source: P.A. 95-134, eff. 8-13-07; 95-585, eff. 6-1-08; 95-625, eff. 6-1-08; 95-640, eff. 6-1-08; 95-773, eff. 1-1-09; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-860, eff. 1-15-10; 96-1110, eff. 7-19-10; 96-1128, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1200, eff. 7-22-10; 96-1224, eff. 7-23-10; 96-1230, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 03:58:11 PM »
Under the regulations posted today on here im wondering about section 4.6 part b. My wife was sentenced to 2 yrs on one case 2 yrs on another to be ran together,then she was sentenced to 1 year to be ran on the back for a total of three yrs. It was all for minor theft and she was rated low level and is due to go to decatur just wondering if she is eligible for early release after reading the section i refered to above. Plz help me!

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 04:26:30 PM »
 :wc11: Thanks to IPT for legit information, I been reading the forums for awhile now. It's helped me out a lot with questions and what not! Thanks again you all for making this happen! Still not sure if he gets good credit but whoever is eligible for it is a great thing.



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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 05:37:49 PM »
I have to agree tand....not sure my hubby will be eligible either..he is in on agg dui..so some i read says he is eligible for 4.5 days and then another spot says only day for day..someday i will inderstand all of this...my hubby is on his second month of being incarcereated for the first time...i am happy for all the people who do have l/o who will be eligible..family reunited is always a blessing..
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 06:43:34 PM »
For those trying to decifer the bill, it's important not confuse the truth in sentencing aspect of the bill with the sentence credit (formerly MGT/SMGT). There is 100% sentencing, 85% sentencing, 75% sentencing, and 50% sentencing (day for day). When it refers to no more than 4.5 days of good conduct credit per month, that is the actual sentence. It has nothing to do with the available 180 days of sentencing credit.

When IDOC starts processing this new law, we will all find out who is qualifying and what the qualifications are. Current disciplinary records, prior arrests, GED/ rehab/ Vocational participation will be taken into accout, but you can be sure that IDOC will err on the side of caution when it comes to who they release. If you are a 1st time non violent, non class X offender without any tickets, you are going to get it. After that, it becomes a little more gray.. Hears to hoping lots of people get it and go home.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 06:51:12 PM »
Thank you fromcolorado ... you are correct as to who will earn this new sentence credit, we are going to have to wait for IDOC qualifications. 

Those serving 100% & 85% sentences, will not be eligible for this new credit, just as they were not before,with MGT/SMGT.
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 07:37:57 PM »
I am not sure this comment goes here - if ot sorry.  Just got a call from my husband who is at statesville farm and he said posted on a office window that they are going to have new release dates in 10-14 days.  I am not sure if that is just for people at farm or what.  What I like is that it is  writing.  Hope they get this going.




Note from Admin:  There is no official word that anyone is getting out in the next 10-14 days, so at this time, this is just a rumor!

The IDOC has to give a 14 day notice before releasing anyone receiving early release to the States Attorney, this is a law that passed after the original MGT/SMGT was cancelled. Also, anyone receiving any kind of early release credit, their name goes on the Offender Early Release list on IDOC website: 

http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/CommunityNotificationofInmateEarlyRelease.aspx 

where all their information will be until they are off parole .. something else that started AFTER the original MGT/SMGT was cancelled.

As stated before, this is going to take time.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 10:25:24 PM »
What I got from readin about the Agg DUI, it is 4.5 for every month of the sentence. Unless it was a DUI where someone was harmed then that is day for day, I believe.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 05:31:48 AM »
This topic is not for posting rumors we are hearing on the inside.  Please see above post for more information.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012, 08:27:23 AM »
I am not sure this comment goes here - if ot sorry.  Just got a call from my husband who is at statesville farm and he said posted on a office window that they are going to have new release dates in 10-14 days.  I am not sure if that is just for people at farm or what.  What I like is that it is  writing.  Hope they get this going.




Note from Admin:  There is no official word that anyone is getting out in the next 10-14 days, so at this time, this is just a rumor!

The IDOC has to give a 14 day notice before releasing anyone receiving early release to the States Attorney, this is a law that passed after the original MGT/SMGT was cancelled. Also, anyone receiving any kind of early release credit, their name goes on the Offender Early Release list on IDOC website: 

http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/CommunityNotificationofInmateEarlyRelease.aspx 

where all their information will be until they are off parole .. something else that started AFTER the original MGT/SMGT was cancelled.

As stated before, this is going to take time.


I went to this website, is this not updated with the new releases since goodtime has been back?

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 08:36:31 AM »
brighteyes91, the new GT has not been started yet, no one has been released under the new program .. once they start to release people with the new program, if they receive GT, then their information will be posted.
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 11:51:07 AM »
Date           Chamber   Action

  6/22/2012    Senate     Governor Approved
  6/22/2012    Senate     Effective Date June 22, 2012
  6/22/2012    Senate     Public Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0697


What is this? I went to the website and I guess I don't understand...?

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 11:56:28 AM »
It means it is now the law. We must all be patient while IDOC writes rules. How they will interpret it, who is eligible and how they will implement it.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2012, 10:46:11 PM »
is this just a one time thing or will it be used forever???
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 06:25:07 AM »
is this just a one time thing or will it be used forever???

I am sorry, I am not understanding what you are asking, could you please explain further .... TY
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 07:48:27 AM »
this is just my opinion, but the State of Illinois is still operating in the Fiscal year that began July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and any remark made by any agency has to conform to the laws operational in that fiscal year.  Starting on Sunday, the new Fiscal year begins and the new laws are then operational unless they have a specific start date such as January 1, 2013 as some rules apply. 

IDOC will not make any official statements until next week.

I pray for all men and women housed in Illinois prisons during this period of overcrowding.  The heat and dry conditions though out the State of Illinois is worse for them as they have no choice to move to a cooler area.  Anxiety over what and when things will start to move, too many people in an enclosed hot area, testy guards who are stressed and hot also, will only add to the discomfort.  I know my sons used wet towels on their faces, wrists, and back of the neck to help the fans provide some relief.

It means it is now the law. We must all be patient while IDOC writes rules. How they will interpret it, who is eligible and how they will implement it.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 09:42:45 AM »
Sorry, but I'm just making sure I understand this right. SB2621 is law now, but has not gone into effect? I mean obv not, because no one knows still when they're getting out. But I mean, have they said yet when it will go into effect? Everything that has passed was not supposed to go into effect until July 1, but like cigg taxes, went up Sunday...

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 09:54:47 AM »
Sorry, but I'm just making sure I understand this right. SB2621 is law now, but has not gone into effect? I mean obv not, because no one knows still when they're getting out. But I mean, have they said yet when it will go into effect? Everything that has passed was not supposed to go into effect until July 1, but like cigg taxes, went up Sunday...

 If you have been reading this board and the other SB2621 topic you would have gotten your answer 10 x s over.     I don't know why you don't understand what has been told everyone more than once.

The IDOC has to implement rules and regulations before any inmates can be released.  They can't just open the flood gates and start letting them out.  Procedures have to be followed..  Once the IDOC has set up rules on who, when and where they can be released, which could take weeks/months yet, the guys who are eligible to be released will be.


I said this in my very first post in this topic:

Once SB 2621 is signed into law, DOC will have to create and promulgate new administrative rules that will govern its application. This has to be done BEFORE any inmates are released.    
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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2012, 10:06:00 AM »
Just an FYI...I did call down to Springfield (as i was curious) and the transfer coordinator said she had started getting the calls yesterday and that they still have not received anything to get started. She also said that they are looking at a enormous amount of paperwork ahead of them and that no one should expect this to happen overnight. She said the process will still be the same, they have to be approved with their parent facility, then it goes to Springfield for an approval there and then back to the facility to set them up. LONG process ahead. But as of yet they have NOT recieved anything in Springfield.

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Re: Will Every Inmate Be Eligible for Supplemental Sentence Credits?
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2012, 11:05:44 AM »
Just an FYI...I did call down to Springfield (as i was curious) and the transfer coordinator said she had started getting the calls yesterday and that they still have not received anything to get started. She also said that they are looking at a enormous amount of paperwork ahead of them and that no one should expect this to happen overnight. She said the process will still be the same, they have to be approved with their parent facility, then it goes to Springfield for an approval there and then back to the facility to set them up. LONG process ahead. But as of yet they have NOT recieved anything in Springfield.

Exactly what we have been trying to tell everyone for quite sometime, It's going to take time!  
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