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Offline roxriver

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son was denied work release
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:56:57 PM »
My son was told he is denied work release because he unsuccessfuly completed his previous home monitering.  Has anyone heard of this being a reason for denial.
He was told he was denied  2 weeks ago but never put in for it wasn't time he talked to his counsler she told him it was because he unsuccessfully completing previous wr & mental health issues he has never had wr before & no mental health issues she told him she put someone elses info into his name and would fix it..  I called her today she said she woild fix it but now came up with a new reason to deny him.  Which is the home monitering issue.  I feel like he is being treated unfairly.  Is there someone I contact to discuss this.  I feel like the counsler messed up and doesn't care.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 08:08:40 PM »
 Work release is extremely hard to get into and when an inmate has anything in his record that they can use against him, they do and will.  I will try to pull up the rules per Title 20 in a few minutes to see if there is anything in there.

Many inmates are denied for the sole purpose of being properly placed, in other words the consider them in the right facility already in IDOC.  There is only so much space in the ATC's for the 1000's of inmates that apply.

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 08:17:53 PM »

Here is Title 20 Administrative Rule .. Eligibility Criteria for Work Release



 

Section 455.30  Eligibility Criteria

 

Committed persons who meet the following criteria may submit a request for consideration for placement in a community correctional center to designated program staff.

 

a)         To be considered for placement, the committed person must:

 

1)         Not be serving a sentence for murder, any Class X felony, attempted murder, voluntary manslaughter, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child or arson.

 

2)         Not have any documented involvement in organized crime activities.

 

3)         Not have any documented large scale narcotics trafficking.

 

b)         For pre-release placement as a regular resident, the committed person must:

 

1)         Have no more than 2 years and no less than 2 months remaining prior to his release date.

 

2)         Be in "A" grade (20 Ill. Adm. Code 504.130).

 

3)         Have a designated security classification of minimum with supervision or minimum.

 

4)         Have no outstanding warrants or detainers against him.

 

5)         Have no acute medical or dental problems requiring resolution prior to a transfer.

 

6)         Receive a positive assessment of risk and needs.

 

7)         Have no incidents of escape or escape attempts within the last five years.

 

8)         Not have received disciplinary action resulting in confinement in segregation or loss of good time within the last 45 days prior to his application for pre-release placement.

 

c)         For placement as a permanent party resident, the committed person must:

 

1)         Be within 2½ years of his release date.

 

2)         Be in "A" grade.

 

3)         Be classified for minimum security.

 

4)         Have no outstanding warrants or detainers on file.

 

5)         Receive a positive assessment of risk and needs.

 

6)         Have documented skills for the work assignment requested.  An applicant for a work assignment as a cook must have a food handler's sanitation certificate.
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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 08:27:30 PM »
I donot see anything in the eligibility that would cause him to get denied.   The thing is he hasn't even put in for wr yet.  She messed his file up by putting the wrong persons info into his file.  So once you are denied that's it? He has told me people with worse records & crimes than his get approved.  I am so frustrated.

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 08:28:17 PM »
I donot see anything in the eligibility that would cause him to get denied.   The thing is he hasn't even put in for wr yet.  She messed his file up by putting the wrong persons info into his file.  So once you are denied that's it? He has told me people with worse records & crimes than his get approved.  I am so frustrated.

No, he can reapply in six months.  How much more time does he has on his sentence?
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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 08:29:53 PM »
Do you think this may be the reason because he didn't finish his home monitoring

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 08:37:58 PM »
If he keeps working he should be out Dec 2015.  He wanted work release to help him transition back to life and get a job.   

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 08:42:16 PM »
I looked at his paper work he did have the ankle monitor onfor 90 days which is what was reguired.  She told me to call her back so I will tomorrow. Itslike she made a mistake and he is paying for it.   There should be someone else to contact.

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 08:48:35 PM »
Call her back and she what she says, just count to 10 when you talk to her. As her about him reapplying and how long before he could do that, it's usually not for six months.  Good Luck, hope you get somewhere.
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How does an inmate file a grievance for work release denial?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 09:39:07 AM »
My son was denied work release for failure to complete home monitoring.  Can a grievance be filed in this case or is there anything else he can do.  I was told once denied you have no options.

Thanks for any help!!!

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Re: son was denied work release
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 09:56:17 AM »
My son was denied work release for failure to complete home monitoring.  Can a grievance be filed in this case or is there anything else he can do.  I was told once denied you have no options.

Thanks for any help!!!

He can reapply for work release in six months.  If he wants to file a grievance he can, but there is no guarantee anything will change.
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