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Offline LMD

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ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« on: June 13, 2013, 12:48:00 PM »
The following information applies to ATC levels (specifically at PATC), as long as the resident is not there as a Permanent Party:

Upon arrival, the ATC resident is on Level 1.  This is the orientation phase. This level lasts 30 days and means that they can go to Walmart (or the approved shopping facility) on 2 staff-accompanied shopping trips and can go on unescorted job searches.  They automatically progress to level 2 after the 30 days is over.

 
Level 2 is a 60-day level.  During this time they can go to Walmart 2 times a month, unaccompanied, and is able to go on unescorted trips to the bank. During this time period they are also able to go on job searches that are approved by the counselor and, in Peoria, they can go to One Technology Plaza for job search resources and assistance.   During this time period they are expected to find a job.  

After the 60-day time period they will be promoted to level 3, though they can be kept on level 2 if they have not found a job yet.  

On Level 3 they are given one 48-hour CCL (correctional center leave) pass, during which they can go to their approved homesite, as long as they have a job and have received at least one paycheck.  

They are also given 24 hours of IRT (inmate recreation time) to be used each month which can be used to shop and go out to approved restaurants to eat.  Level 3 is a 30-day level and after this time period is over they will progress to level 4.  


On Level 4 they will receive 4, 48-hour, CCL passes home each month.  They will also get 48 hours of IRT to be used each month.
  

The key is to get a job and keep it, not to break the rules, and to maintain a positive attitude.  Being at an ATC is a major privilege and should be treated as such.  


A side note: if you are not married to each other they require you to go through marriage counseling sessions with the chaplain before your residence is approved as the homesite for CCL passes.

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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 02:42:59 PM »
I'm wondering what are the rules once they are out on pass? Can they go anywhere? Leave the state? During the week when they are working, they just report back to the prison at night?
New to this, and trying to figure out when I can see him

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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 03:17:39 PM »
When an inmate leaves the ATC on a CCL (correctional center leave) they are allowed 48 hours to be at their approved homesite.  They get four CCLs per month that can be used at any time during said month.  Upon leaving for the CCL they must go DIRECTLY to the approved Illinois residence.  Once they arrive at their homesite they must call the ATC to confirm their arrival and then they must stay at the residence the entire 48 hours until they depart to travel back to the ATC.  They cannot leave for any reason while out on their pass.  COs from the ATC routinely call and spot check (via the home's landline) to make sure that the inmate has not left.  These spot checks occur around the clock at random times.  If the call is not answered then the inmate is considered absent from the homesite and gets in BIG trouble, possibly even sent back.  

During the week when inmates are working they check out to leave for work and then must return to the ATC IMMEDIATELY after work.  There is a copy of their weekly schedule on file and spot checks are done (by phone or in person) while they are at work.  While not at work, the inmate has 48 hours per month of IRT (inmate rec time) that they can use to go to dinner and shop on their specified shopping day.  They can only IRT one time each day and cannot IRT on the day that they leave/return from their CCL.  You can pick him up or join him for dinner on any night or for shopping on his shopping day.  There is an approved list of restaurants and stores to which they may travel.

Advise your LO to follow all of the rules.  Being at an ATC is a huge privilege, one that many others hope to gain access to.  If they follow the rules, get a job and behave appropriately they will be able to enjoy all of the advantages of being placed at one of these facilities.  If they don't follow the rules and get in trouble they will be sent back - first to SEG and then to a facility (not an ATC) to serve the rest of their sentence.  

Best of luck to you and your LO!  If you have any questions just ask!



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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 11:54:14 AM »
what is a permanent party?

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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 02:17:17 PM »
Permanent party is a great way to get to a work release center before being eligible for work release itself. Inmates that are 32 months short are eligible to apply.  Permanent party inmates work at the ATC as cooks or doing maintenance.  They rarely leave the center (in comparison to the regular work release inmates) and  cannot progress past Level 2 until their contract is up.  It is important to remember that permanent party inmates sign a 6 month contract, regardless of how short the time that they have to serve.  Even if you are within the work release eligibility category (24 months short or less) you still must complete your 6 month contract before beginning work release.  After the contract is complete, permanent party inmates move straight to Level 3 work release inmate status. 
Hope this helps!  Just ask if you have any more questions.

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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 03:59:04 PM »
what is a permanent party?
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Re: ATC LEVELS and their Related Privileges
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 08:29:36 AM »
thanks!