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Author Topic: State House Passes Bill Rewarding Inmates Who Pursue Education Behind Bars  (Read 40740 times)

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Offline kasa

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My son is doing the GED classes, and has signed his contract.... Will the 90 also apply to him?

Offline smme7

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KASA-I would say the 90 days would apply to him. Tell him to talk to his counselor.
Am I understanding this right, this would apply to ANY inmate, regardless of how many times they have been incarcerated and even if they have used a contract before?
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Offline Gizgirl2

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Yes anyone that received their GED while incarcerated either now in IDOC or in county awaiting to go to IDOC.

Offline trauma4us

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But only GED?

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And it wouldn't matter what bid they are on? First, second or third?
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But only GED?


Yes on HB3884 the 90 day credit is only for GED.


And it wouldn't matter what bid they are on? First, second or third?

Also the way I read it I would say it don't matter how many times you have been incarcerated.

Offline smme7

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That would be wonderful! So my other question is this...if it passes and goes through let's say....at the end of the month...when will it become effective??


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Offline Gizgirl2

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It just depends some are effective immediately, some not until either July 1 for the new fiscal year or Jan 1 for the new year.

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I'm going to pray for immediately or fiscal year!!!
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Offline Gizgirl2

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I just looked at the bill it does not say effective immediately... Sorry!

Offline jaf

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Has anybody heard if the voted on these today? 

I had it on to listen and heard them begin, heard part of the opening prayer, left the room for a minute and all there was then was silence.  They must have gone into executive committee meeting or something.  I tuned in a couple of times later, , but only silence.

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What station are you guys listening g to? I never knew anything about being able to listen in

Offline Gizgirl2

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You go to the Illinois general assembly page and select live audio. It will let you watch or listen to it.

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Thank you !!!!

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It looks to me that this could very easily be passed....but it also kinda looks like it's just sitting there. Can't the governor sign it to make it effective immediately? 
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I have a ? My son just got into school and a couple days later got put in seg...Will that hurt his chances of getting back in school? His schooling is mandatory...please help me....

Offline sonshine

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How long does it take for them to complete their ged in here?

Offline jaf

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Good news! 

HB 3884 passed both in the House and the Senate.

HB 3149 is on the Senate calendar for 3rd reading. . . . maybe today!

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HB3149  passed through the Senate yesterday.

Now we wait for it to be signed into law by the governor!

Offline washwin5

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Hi, What is that bill for?