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« on: March 06, 2006, 09:53:57 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 10:04:53 AM »


Decatur Correctional Center 

Shelith Hansbro, Warden 

Facility Data
Decatur Correctional Center
 Opened: January 2000
 *Operational Capacity: 719
Minimum Security Female
*Current Population: 690
Average Age: 36
FY2010 Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $39,154.00
 
 *As of 5/31/2012. Reflects bed space capacity analysis as outlined in the July 1, 2012 Quarterly Report to the Legislature.
Visiting Hours

   
IDOC Visitation Rules and Information—please review before visiting

Visitors to any correctional facility will be required to produce photo identification and verification of date of birth. Please be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you; these would include a current photo ID such as a driver’s license, a state ID card, government ID card, military ID/driver’s license, or acceptable documentation of non-U.S. citizenship including a current Passport, or Visa, documentation must contain the visitor’s date of birth. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. Visitors will also be required to provide vehicle information and other pertinent data, such as government identification, official credentials, attorney registration, and or law student certification.
 
General Population:
 Weekdays, weekends and holidays - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 No visitor is allowed entrance after 6:30 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a five (5) hour time limit on weekday visits.
 
Segregation:
 Weekdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No visitor is allowed entrance after 1:00 p.m. due to processing time. There will be a one (1) hour time limit on visits.
 
Segregation visits on weekends and holiday must have prior approval from the Chief Administrative Officer or designee.
Facility Address

Business Mail:
2310 East Mound Road
 P.O. Box 3066
 Decatur, IL 62524

Inmate Mail:
Inmate Name & IDOC#
 P.O. Box 3066
 Decatur, IL 62524
 
Phone: (217) 877-0353
 Fax: (217) 875-6539

Facility Information

The mission of the Decatur Correctional Center includes providing a continuum of programs and services to help female offenders reestablish and strengthen their relationships with their children and enhance their ability to grow within the family structure. The facility offers female offenders a variety of programs aimed at achieving these goals that also address the diverse needs of the offenders, including medical, social, psychological and educational needs.  All programs are intended to equip the female offender for a successful reintegration back into the community.

On Jan. 24, 2000, the Decatur Correctional Center received its first female offenders. The facility is a minimum security female facility with eight dormitory style-housing units.
 
Inmate Programs

Academic:
•ABE (Adult Basic Education)
•GED (General Education Development)
•College Remedial - offers instruction in developmental English and Math for students desiring college enrollment.

Vocational:
•Commercial Custodian
•Computer Technology
•Food Service Technology
•College Baccalaureate - offers courses leading to the Associate of Liberal studies and the Associate of Arts degrees.

Industries:
•Upholstery
•Furniture manufacturing
•Offender apparel production
•Basic dog grooming
•Kennel keeping

Substance Abuse:
•Wells Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
•Substance Abuse Education
•TASC - Post Release Case Management

Volunteer Services:
•Mom & Me Summer Camp
•Mom & Me Mother's Day
•Project Storybook
•Project READ
•Religious Services
•Tutoring

Reunification:
•Reunification Program
•Moms and Babies
•Family Connections Visitations
•Angel Tree
•Parent & Child Together Video Conferencing

Reentry:
•Job Preparedness
•Reentry Summit
•Out-In-A-Week

Other:
•Parenting
•Youthful Offender Counselor
•Youthful Offender Support Group
•Life Skills
•Geri-Active Program
•Anger Management
•Lifestyle Redirection
•Healing Through a Positive Self-Image
•Smoking Cessation
•HIV Education and Support Group
•Mental Health
•Daughters of Destiny - Chaplaincy aftercare mentoring program


http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/facilities/Pages/decaturcorrectionalcenter.aspx
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 03:57:51 PM »

I visited Decatur for the first time yesterday.

Your car is not checked in the parking lot.

Once inside, free lockers. Photo ID and SS card got me in. Very light shakedown in a private room. Officers were polite and decent.

Visit lasted five hours. They didn't terminate it, we did. The baby needed a nap, and we had a 2 1/2 hour ride home.

Visiting room bright and clean. Big area (carpeted) for kids to play, and a decent number of toys (although they were old, and we washed a few before we gave them to the baby). Good food in the vending machines.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 04:21:02 PM »

Yes, my sister was in Decatur for a short while last year. She says it's pretty decent as far as prisons go.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 03:50:26 PM »

I forgot a few things...

- vending cards cost $1, and you can put up to $30 on them. You must take them with you, but you can recharge and use on your next visit. The vending machine food was surprisingly good.

- you can bring the prisoner a couple of magazines. Name and inmate number must be written on the cover (we used dark marker).

- for the baby, three diapers (they make you use one of these during the shakedown), one baby bottle, one jar of food, unopened. You must bring a tupperware container to transfer the baby food to if the jar is glass.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006, 07:05:14 AM »

I also found out yesterday that their air conditioning does not work, and is not due to be fixed until late June/July. They do sell fans for about $20, but my daughter was big on my mind yesterday in that heat.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 10:30:34 AM »

Here's Decatur's commissary list, as of 5/1/06.

Lotions, Makeup, and Perfumes   Current Price 5/1/06
Acne treatment cream   2.41
Cocoa butter stick   1.46
Eyeliner, black   1.62
Eye shadow, dance party   4.68
Eye shadow, golden sunset   4.68
Gel, next one   2.63
Lipstick, ambush   1.15
Lipstick, wink   1.15
Lotion, cocoa butter, suave   2.18
Lotion, Crawford skin care   .63
Lotion, lubricating, heritage   1.95
Mascara   1.62
Perfume, CK One oil (impostor)   4.36
Skin cream, ambi   5.43
Skin cream, heritage greaseless   1.63
Sunblock lotion, good sense   3.65
   
Hygiene Items   
Baby powder   1.34
Blistex   2.09
Comb   .36
Conditioner, Crawford balsam/protein   .63
Conditioner, Alberto VO5   1.69
Conditioner, Ebony Moisturizing   2.66
Conditioner, Pantene   5.91
Conditioner, Sulfer 8   4.95
Cotton swab, 90 count   1.03
Curl Activator, Just so   2.09
Dark & Lovely Relaxer, regular   9.30
Denture cup   3.28
Denture, Effergrip   4.98
Deodorant, Crawford clear   1.18
Deodorant, Dial roll-on   1.39
Deodorant, Secret   2.92
Deodorant, Sure   2.92
Detergent, Clearview laundry   1.87
Detergent, liquid x-tra   2.18
Gloss loops   2.18
Gel, Ampro   1.30
Hairbrush, military style   2.81
Hairbrush, vent   .95
Hairdressing, Royal Crown   1.85
Hair Food, Proline   2.58
Hair Pick, Goody   1.14
Hair rollers, green large   1.67
Hair rollers, yellow medium   1.67
Hair Spray, April morning   2.18
Heritage mouthwash   1.26
Infusium leave-in conditioner   5.14
Infusium shampoo   7.40
Maxi pads   3.21
Moisturizer, Pink oil luster   4.91
Nail clippers   .63
Perm Kit, matrix opticurl   4.61
Perm kit, praline super   7.96
Shampoo, pantene   5.91
Shampoo, Suave balsam/protein   1.74
Shampoo, suave strawberry   1.74
Shampoo, adams ebonyclean   3.20
Shampoo, alberto VO5   1.69
Shampoo, April morning deluxe   3.73
Shampoo, Crawford dandruff   .71
Shave cream   2.53
Shower cap, plastic   3.21
Shower gel   1.22
Soap dish   .66
Soap, antibacterial 4-bars   3.00
Soap, caress   1.56
Soap, ivory 4-bars   2.78
Soap, Neutrogena   3.54
Soap, Tone   .90
Soap, Zest   .82
Styling Gel, Crawford clear   1.19
Tampon, regular 10-ct.   2.82
Tampon, super tampax 10-ct.   2.82
Toilet paper   .61
Toothbrush holder   .44
Toothbrush, flexible   1.34
Toothpaste, Colgate freshmint   3.41
Toothpaste, Oraline   1.58
Toothpaste, Sensodyne   6.34
Vitamins, One a Day w/iron   2.46
   
Food Items   
Baby clams, fresh catch   2.14
Beef stew   1.44
Beef summer sausage   1.20
Cappuccino, French Vanilla   1.52
Cereal, Kellogg variety pack   5.18
Cheddar Cheese Squeezers   2.47
Cheese spread, jalapeno   1.93
Cheese spread, cheddar   1.85
Chicken Breast – 3 oz.   2.31
Chicken w/gravy   1.35
Chili w/beans   1.44
Chile w/o beans   1.55
Chili, instant   1.03
Crabmeat   1.66
Creamer, non-dairy   .40
Noodles & pasta sauce   1.11
Grits, quaker oats instant   2.73
Hot sauce   .75
Hunan chicken & vegetables   1.28
Instant lunch, California veggie   .55
Instant lunch, chicken   .55
Instant lunch, creamy alfredo   .55
Jalapeno cheese squeezers   2.94
Jalapeno slices   2.01
Jelly, grape squeezers   1.31
Mac & cheese dinner   .56
Mackerel fillets   1.07
Mayonnaise   .79
Noodles & cheese   .56
Oatmeal, Kroger variety   2.78
Pasta sauce   .56
Peanut butter, 18 o.   2.25
Pepperoni, sliced (16)   2.03
Picante black bean dip   1.07
Pinto beans   .84
Ramen noodles, Cajun shrimp   .21
Ramen noodles, chicken   .21
Ramen noodles, chili   .21
Ramen noodles, texas beef   .21
Red beans & rice   1.03
Refried beans, chili flavor   .92
Refried beans, hot chili   .92
Rice – 7 oz.   1.10
Rice, chili   .51
Rice, Spanish   .51
Rice, oriental   .51
Roast beef w/gravy   2.72
Salami, hot beef slices   2.03
Sardines, soy bean oil   .90
Sardines, hot tomato sauce   .82
Soup, lipton onion   1.64
Tortillas, 4 pk.   .78
Tuna in water   1.31
   
Candy   
Hershey big block   1.23
Hershey milk chocolate   .52
Milky way   .53
Mounds   .53
Payday   .53
Reese cups   .52
Snickers   .52
Snickers almond   .53
Butterfingers   .53
Fireball candy   .59
Jolly rancher   1.42
Mint starlight   .92
Red licorice   .58
Sugar free hard candy   1.43
   
Nuts & Snacks   
Beef & cheese stick   1.00
Beef stick – hot   1.32
Cashews   1.14
Peanuts, honey roasted   .63
Peanuts, salted   .92
Trail mix   1.02
   
Beverages   
Coffee, decaf   3.08
Coffee, freeze dried   2.69
Coffee, Maxwell instant   2.61
Cool off fruit punch   1.14
Cool off grape   1.14
Cool off lemonade   1.14
Hot cocoa mix   2.34
Milk, carnation instant   3.66
Soda, black cherry vanilla coke   .73
Soda, coke   .72
Soda, diet coke   .72
Soda, diet pepsi   .72
Soda, grape   .72
Soda, mr. pibb   .72
Soda, mountain dew   .71
Soda, orange   .72
Soda, pepsi   .72
Soda, root beer   .73
Soda, sprite   .73
Sugar twin   1.66
Tea, chamomile herbal   3.29
Tea, keefe tea bags   1.74
Tea, nestea w/lemon & sugar   1.06
Water, dasani purified   .86
   
Cakes & Donuts   
Brownies, walnut   1.29
Caramel bars   1.28
Cereal bar, blueberry   1.75
Cereal bar, raspberry   1.74
Cereal bar, strawberry   1.75
Cookie, chocolate chip   3.18
Cookie, duplex   1.34
Cookie, kaco (oreo)   .62
Cookie, peanut butter   .87
Cupcakes   1.29
Donut sticks   1.30
Donut, chocolate mini   .44
Donut, glazed mini   .45
Donut, powdered mini   .45
Granola bar, fudge   1.75
Honey bun, glazed   .33
Honey bun, iced   .45
Nutty bars   1.30
Oatmeal pies, cream   1.19
Oatmeal pies, PB&Jelly   1.29
   
Tobacco   
Ashtray, black plastic   1.08
Cigarette case   .71
Cigarette, USA gold menthol   3.62
Cigarette, top menthol pouch   1.55
Cigarette, top regular pouch   1.5
Cigarette, Marlboro 100   4.73
Cigarette, Newport 100   5.39
Cigarette, USA gold full flavor   3.62
Rolling machine   1.91
Rolling papers   .65
   
Paper Products   
Address book   1.14
Cards, freedom   .56
Dictionary, pocket   1.34
Envelope 9 x 12   .07
Envelope, plain bundle of 10   .22
Envelope, pre-stamped write out   .46
Eraser   .57
Legal pad, yellow, 8 x 11   .80
Markers, fine point   1.00
Paper, filler   1.56
Paper, wireless notebook   1.50
Paper, typing   2.45
Pencil, #2 w/eraser   .11
Pencils, colored (12)   4.01
Photo album   2.41
Pocket folder   .67
   
Electronics   
Battery, AAA   1.86
Battery, AA   .75
Battery, D cell – 2 pack   1.83
Battery, Panasonic AAA   1.54
Calculator, solar   4.68
Clear clip-on lamp   10.63
Fan, Lakewood   19.06
Headphones, koss   23.34
Hot pot   19.93
Lightbulb, access   1.87
Lightbulb, autco   1.87
Plug, AD530 mini   1.11
Plug, 6” mini   2.01
Radio   39.46
Shaver, etron   19.39
Sony Walkman   44.26
Sports earbuds   3.60
Television, secureview 13: color   140.44
Typewriter   128.40
Typewriter ribbon   4.60
Typewriter, correct ribbon, brother   4.71
Typewriter ribbon, brother   4.00
Watchband   4.68
Watch, casio   17.90
   
Clothing   
Bra, just my size   12.71
Bra, hanes sport   8.36
Bra, lane Bryant   29.43
Briefs, size 6-10   6.15
Briefs, size 11-13   9.36
Robe, bath   30.76
Shirt, polo, royal blue s-xl   18.61
Shirt, polo royal blue 2x   20.64
Shirt, polo, royal blue 3x-4x   22.33
Shirt, polo white m-xl   14.04
Shirt, polo white 2x-3x   16.72
Shoe, reebok   34.11
Shoe, shower, sizes 9-12, and s-m-l   3.42
Shorts, gym, grey 2x-3x   9.36
Shorts, gym, grey, s-xl   8.03
Sock, white ankle hi   1.20
Stocking caps, burgundy   2.34
Sweatpant, grey m-xl   8.89
Sweatpant, grey 2x-3x   12.71
Sweatshirt, grey s-xl   8.89
Sweatshirt, grey, 2x-3x   12.71
t-shirt, crewneck s-xl 3pk   9.10
t-shirt, crewneck 2x-3x 3pk   14.04
t-shirt, crewneck 4x 3 pk   16.72
t-shirt, crewneck 5x 3 pk.   18.06
Tennis shoes – new balance 5-11   53.49
Tennis shoes – sketchers, 10-11   35.52
Tennis shoes – sketchers 5-6 ½    31.98
Tennis shoes – sketchers 7-7 ½    32.37
Tennis shoes – sketchers 8-8 ½   32.37
Tennis shoes – sketchers 9-9 ½   35.52
Thermal bottom, l-xl   5.68
Thermal bottom, 2x-3x   7.36
Thermal bottom, 4x-5x   9.36
Thermal top, l-xl   5.68
Thermal top, 2x-3x   7.36
Thermal top, 4x-5x   9.36
Towel, regular white   6.02
Wash cloth, white   1.00
   
Miscellaneous   
Bowl, cereal   .63
Cough drops, halls   1.07
Coffee cup   .78
Dishwashing liquid, ajax   1.67
Dryer sheets, spring fresh   1.91
Emery boards   .84
Extension cord   1.94
Hair net   1.34
Ibuprofen, 50 ct.   2.59
Kleenex, 5pk   1.85
Matches   1.08
Mirror, acrylic   2.35
Pen, clear bic   .27
Pony-o (scrunchy)   .13
Ponytailers   1.15
Rolaids   .92
Spoon   .07
Tumbler   .49
Tylenol tabs   5.00
Photo coupon   2.50
   
Chips, crackers & pork skins   
Chili cheese chips   .63
Chips, cheetos flamin’ hot   .79
Chips, Doritos, nachos   2.75
Chips, fritos, chili cheese   .79
Chips, fritos, honey bbq   .79
Chips, ruffles, sc & onion   .79
Chips, jays, plain potato   2.50
Chips, jays, nacho cheese   .85
Chips, bbq, ridged   .85
Chips, jays, hot stuff   .85
Crackers, cheetos bacon cheese   1.83
Crackers, cheese   2.15
Crackers, round snack    2.53
Crackers, saltine   1.73
Crackers, saltine (unsalted)   1.18
Funyuns onion rings   .79
Hot crunchy cheezlet   .63
Popcorn, oke doke cheese   .85
Porkskins, bbq, hot or regular   .85
Salt & vinegar chips   .84

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 05:39:09 PM »

IDOC to implement Moms and Babies Program at Decatur Correctional Center

Program to help strengthen family structure and enhance successful reentry back to the community

SPRINGFIELD – March 6, 2007 - The Illinois Department of Corrections Women and Family Services Division is implementing a Moms and Babies Program at Decatur Correctional Center that will allow qualified mothers who will be leaving the prison in a specific period of time to keep their newborn babies with them. The program supports the incarcerated mother in developing and nurturing a bond with her infant through effective programming and a safe and supportive living environment. The program also affords the opportunity to build a sound foundation for a strong family structure to continue upon release.

“The Illinois Department of Corrections is dedicated to the successful reentry of inmates into society through its prison-based treatment programming and reentry management,” said IDOC Director Roger E. Walker Jr. “The programs under Women and Family Services are designed to address the unique medical, social, psychological and education needs of the committed female offender. The division also serves the needs of the female offender by the development of special programs, such as the Moms and Babies Program which recognizes, supports and maintains her parental role and responsibilities.”

The Moms and Babies Program will operate as a pilot program to accommodate five mothers and their babies. The long-range goal is to accommodate up to 20 mothers and babies. The Moms and Babies Program continues to be in the forefront of gender-responsive programming by providing opportunity for the incarcerated mother and her newborn to bond in a setting that nurtures physical and emotional health. Such programming helps to reduce recidivism and the chances of children someday continuing the cycle of incarceration.

According to a study by the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work dated May 2004, numerous studies show early attachment patterns to be predictive of social behaviors. Keeping incarcerated mothers and their babies together can work preemptively against future psychosocial problems for the child and their associated burdens on the state. It can also motivate the mothers to better themselves, both in prison and in their lives beyond it.

“The Moms and Babies Program will provide a holistic approach for the female offender and her newborn and the opportunity for the offender to increase her personal and parental growth and development,” said Deputy Director Debbie Denning of Women and Family Services. “This program is designed to emulate the dynamics consistent with an indigent, single, expecting mother in the community while ensuring proper protocol is followed for a correctional environment.”

Selected candidates with a release date projected to be within about 24 months of their delivery date will be screened for the program. Delivery will take place at a local hospital and prenatal and postnatal education provided. The incarcerated mothers and their babies will have their own room in the correctional facility to accommodate the needs of the mother and baby. The Moms and Babies wing is capable of holding up to 20 incarcerated mothers and their children. The program also will have a specially designed Infant Development Center to provide daycare for infants while their incarcerated mothers attend programming classes and report for job assignments within the prison.

The Women and Family Services Division promotes a variety of programs to strengthen and reinforce the bonding between mothers and their children. Children and families play an important role in the management of offenders in custodial settings. All facilities within the Women and Family Services Division offer parenting programs. At the Decatur, Dwight, Lincoln and Fox Valley facilities, family activities range from day camps, video visiting, storybook and summer read programs as well as holiday activities for mothers and children.

Individuals or groups interested in supporting the program can contact the Women and Family Services Division at Decatur Correctional Center at 217-877-9353, ext. 350.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 06:05:55 PM »

How is the prison and their programs since the last post was from 2003.  What programs to they have for the prisoners there. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 06:45:07 PM »

Welcome to IPT kapcarol .. here is our profile page on Decatur, which might give you a bit more information from what our members have posted:

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,60.0.html


We are always looking for members to add to this information, so through your journey with IDOC and Decatur if you learn more and can add to our information here, it is much appreciated!

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 07:34:03 PM »

I have been to Decatur.  I am sure some things have changed over the years but I can tell you what we had when I was there to give you a starting point.  They offered GED classes, a janitorial maintenance certificate class, math classes, culinary classes and a type of computer programming class. The horticulture classes were not going on when I was there but may have brought them back.  They  offer low security inmates work release or OPD (outer perimiter duty) where they leave Decatur and go to Springfield to clean offices.  They have a mother/baby unit where pregnant mothers can raise thier child while in prison ( but there are qualifications for that) they also have a program for mothers to live in that unit if they have outside relatives that will bring thier children to the facility at least 2 weekends a month and the children stay.  When the children are there those inmates eat thier meals on the unit with the children.  They have a drug unit that you can get good time credit for the contracts you complete.  They have a program where the inmate can read books to thier children and have them video taped and mailed to the child.  They have a theatre for movies, a gym, beauty shop, and a library.  They also have a dog grooming program.  They also have industries where women can work but there are guidelines for that also. They offer a womens closet that inmates can use to take home clothes if they have none.  Inmates will work somewhere in the facility such as the kitchen, laundry, commissary, unit porter, etc. plus they have daily duties on the unit as assigned by the officer.  If you have a medical condition you may not hold a regular job but may be assigned to something easy on the unit.  Every morning they do compliance checks which those change so they may have added other retrictions on to the list we used to have to follow.  Each wing has a yard in the back that is open certain times of the day.  They do several head counts throughout the day and night.  There are washers and dryers on the unit for the girls to do thier laundry.  Some guards are okay and some are on a power trip.  Each wing has thier own day to shop at commissary which is a pain in the a@#@#$$% sometimes.  At x-mas time they are allowed to fix up thier wings and they hold contests for that.  Churches bring alot of things in around the holidays and once they are inspected they hand them out to the inmates.  I had no problems there because I kept to myself, did what I had to do and came home to my family.  Thats all I can think of at this time but if you have any specific questions you can always PM me and I will answer the best I can.  I hope this information helps you understand how Decatur Corr. Center works.  I hope you LO does okay there.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2008, 06:59:48 AM »

Ivans, I sure hope you have posted this in our Decatur profile section, I will merge this whole topic into there if not.

Thank you,
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2008, 08:11:46 AM »

Mah,
I only posted this answer to this section for tthis person.  Please post where you may think it will help others as I did not know I could post it in 2 places.  Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008, 08:15:08 AM »

You can just copy and post it on the Profile Board, but to avoid double postings, I am going to just merge this whole thing onto the Decatur Profile board.  (all done)

Thanks for all your information.  Mah



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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 06:31:06 PM »

I am very glad for the information I am very worried about my daughter she is like two people sometimes she is like she was as a child and had the ability to get along with everybody that she can be in a crashed plane in a remote location and just join the with the primitive people she finds there but there is also another part that was brought about by rough treatment and drug use.

You wouldn't believe what she went through in school she was emotionally, and physically abused she was even raped on a school bus then blamed for it so she can sometimes have anger issues.  She should be on antidepressants but I don't know if they will perscribe them for her.  She took them when she was in the county jail but quit as soon as she came home.  She started using from the day she got out.  They recommended that is TASC and her social worker that she get mental probation but the judge just sent her to prison.  She has a history of mental problems and she is collecting social security because of it but she won't admit that she has a problem so there she is in prison too far to visit every week like I did at county.

Why does the legal system let people who can't think clearly to decide their own futures she just pleads guilty she thought she was going away for just a few months but it will be about ten and if she is not forced to get help with her mental illness it will be back for years a spiriling situation that may never end.

How can I help her.
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2008, 07:58:24 PM »

I went through this with my brother in law.  It is hard sometimes to prove someone incompitent.  He had no judgemnt when he was on his meds but when he stopeed taking them and started using drugs he was a mess.  Alton Mental Health would hold him for the 90 days they could but because he was in his meds in there he was fine and they always had to let him go.  I went to the SS office and an advocate in Springfield.  I finally  had to file a motion in my local court ver batim and assume the cost.  The court requires that the person have his/her own attorney and the one who files is responsible for the cost.  I didnt get the order of incompitance but I did get an order for mandated medicine treatment.  If he goes off his meds he is ordered back to Alton Mental Health without the option of signing himself out and must stay the full 90 days as the law allows.  He now gets a shot every 3 weeks instead of taking pills and he is more manageable.  We take him to get the shot and he has no choice.  In Illinois it isnt against the law to be crazy.  The only reason I think I was able to get the order I did is because for years now he has been in and out of jail and the county jail and IDOC is tired of fooling with him and tired of the exspense of caring for him when he is in jail.  It was about a 2 year process.
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2014, 03:53:26 PM »

Here's Decatur's commissary list, as of 5/1/06.

Lotions, Makeup, and Perfumes   Current Price 5/1/06
Acne treatment cream   2.41
Cocoa butter stick   1.46
Eyeliner, black   1.62
Eye shadow, dance party   4.68
Eye shadow, golden sunset   4.68
Gel, next one   2.63
Lipstick, ambush   1.15

Mascara   1.62

Toilet paper   .61
Toothbrush holder   .44
Toothbrush, flexible   1.34
Toothpaste, Colgate freshmi
   
Is there an updated list for this year? Also I really am unclear on some of the commissary list? Also, I am a little confused by seeing some of the items on the list. Why is toilet paper on here? Don't they all get TP? Polo shirts? I thought they wore jumpers? Make-up? Why would they wear make-up in prison?
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 07:17:38 PM »

The only way we get commissary lists, is if members LO's send them to them and they scan them, send them to us and we put them up.  We have never gotten a full commissary list from Decatur, but if anyone has one and would like to scan it, send it to me, I will be happy to include it here on IPT.

Each inmate is given a supply of toilet paper per week/month and if they want any extra, they have to purchase it through commissary.  I don't think the women wear jumpers, they wear shirts and pants, can buy other items at commissary, sweats etc and also makeup and many other items.  If they choose to wear makeup, it is allowed and can be bought through commissary.
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