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Author Topic: State House Passes Bill Rewarding Inmates Who Pursue Education Behind Bars  (Read 41510 times)

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Offline me

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Hi, What is that bill for?

Please see beginning of the thread. 

Offline smme7

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Is this at a stand still...since they need summer breaks?
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They go on break after May 31st.  So we will see what happens tomorrow and Monday. 

Offline jaf

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They go on break after May 31st.  So we will see what happens tomorrow and Monday. 

Summer break won't stop these now - they've passed both houses and are just waiting for the Governor to sign them. 

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Will this bill help Class X offenders in any way?   Will it include college level courses (if you can get them!)?

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Does the governor take a summer break? This is great news if he's bothering to sign anything right now!
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They go on break after May 31st.  So we will see what happens tomorrow and Monday. 

Summer break won't stop these now - they've passed both houses and are just waiting for the Governor to sign them. 

Correct - however we still have to wait for the Gov. to decide when he will sign them........

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They go on break after May 31st.  So we will see what happens tomorrow and Monday. 

Summer break won't stop these now - they've passed both houses and are just waiting for the Governor to sign them. 

Correct - however we still have to wait for the Gov. to decide when he will sign them........

 :wc71-1:  of course!  I was just
 
 meaning that the governor does not go on summer break, so they won't be stalled because of that.

He can choose when or if he's going to sign them.

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The Gov has 60 days to decide if he will sign or veto (which I don't see happening).  The legislature must send the bill to the Governor within 30 days after it has passed both chambers.  If he doesn't do anything within 60 days, it automatically becomes a public act. I am hoping he just signs off on them once they come across his desk.
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 ME TOO!!!## :wc64:  :wc73: drink to that...and I don't even drink....but I might start..lol after all of this...

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I have a question..and it's probably not in the right spot so if not I'm really sorry mah...the time line on getting g in school....they take the ones with less time first right???? Is it when they have a year or less left???????

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School attendance is by your "outdate" that is correct.

I know there are several colleges in the US that do have prison-approved correspondence college level courses.  However, not sure if these would count towards the early release or not.

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I'm sorry I'm a little confused on this bill, I've read everything that is posted but am getting mixed up on my interpretation more less!  This bill is for inmates to take GED classes no matter what their conviction is meaning violent, non-violent etc...and receive credit for these classes??  Am I understanding this correctly or is it only for non-violent offenders?
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Offline Gizgirl2

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HB3884 is for any conviction, if they get their GED.

Offline robin in ohio

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When does this take affect? My husband has done put in school time so will this time cut be added to him and if so when?

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The Governor hasn't signed it yet. He has until August 18 to sign or veto. Not sure when it would take affect, immediately or January 1.

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To Trauma4us:   Do you have any college correspondence courses that are accepted in Illinois?   I would love to know what they are.  My son is interested in doing something with the time he has.  He has a high school diploma and some college.   

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Lu: I know there are guys who take classes through Ohio University: https://www.ohio.edu/ecampus/print/correctional/

Danville has college classes from the U of I, but they don't offer a bachelor's degree yet.

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Check out the Americal School of Correspondence in Lancing, Illinoius.  It is an Accredited High School, and you'll find it on the Illinois State Board of Education's list of approved High Schools.   

One of very few actual correspondence schools anywhere around, because most have gone to online classes. 

They also offer College courses. 

My son is very near finishing his High School through there.