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Offline tspot

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2011, 02:19:04 PM »
Doc, thank you so much for all your details!  When he first gets to the center; is there a 'wait time' before I can visit?  I know he can't leave the center for those first 30 days of orientation.  But, can I visit him like the day after he gets there (assuming it's a visiting day).  Is that also when I can bring him his clothes, etc?  Is there a 'handbook' for the families - I know the guys get something but, it's us back home that need the info too.

Again, thanks for all the insight; every little bit helps!

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2011, 02:40:50 PM »
I took my Lo's clothes,soap, shampoo, money and etc.... the sameday he got there. I was already in the system from when I visited him at Vienna and Jacksonville so I only had to show an ID he got there on a Wed and I went for a visit on Saturday. The day he gets there you will not be able to sit down and visit with him they may let you see him for a few mins if you drop his clothes off. If you look up Peoria ATC under the IDOC's website you will see there visiting hours and days. The center does not give out information to the family's its up to your LO to figure the rules out of what he can and can't do.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #62 on: March 29, 2011, 08:34:28 AM »
Visiting at the Center (Peoria) can happen as soon as your LO submits his visitor's list. There are no visits on Wed. or Thursday (intake days) but by the weekend you should be able to visit as he is likely to arrive on a Wednesday. Be sure he fills out a visitor's list right away because the Counselor is very busy. You can send clothes and hygiene items but don't overdo it- there's limits on clothing items and limited space to store them. He can give you the details from his handbook (no separate handbook for families). He will be given one free phone call the evening he arrives at the Center - about 10 minutes long. Hope this helps.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2011, 05:19:27 AM »
My hubby got his letter that said he would be going to work release in Peoria on Aug. 4, and yesterday (while we happened to be on the phone) he found out he finally made the transfer list and he'll be headed to Peoria this coming Wednesday! I'm starting to freak out about getting all of his stuff together and everything so this discussion has really helped me out! Thanks IPT! I have a question but it's gonna take some explaining about our situation first...
He was sent from the x house to pittsfield work camp, stayed there 3 weeks or so, and then out of nowhere he was shipped to E. Moline, I guess because someone at the camp knew him from the outside...right now he's in E. Moline Work Camp and has been since Feb. I'm on probation so it took us a total of 7 months to get our visit approved through the warden at E. Mo. It was INSANE! But anyways, here's my question. What will his parent prison be since it can't be Jacksonville? Will it stay E. Mo? If not I'm wondering if I'm going to have to go through the approval process all over again to be able to even have visits with him.
I appreciate the help!  :wc11:

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2011, 08:31:32 AM »
His parent institution will be Jacksonville. The fact that he couldn't be at Pittsfield won't affect the fact that Jacksonville is the parent institution for PATC... PATC is startng to fill the 48 extra bunks they have stuffed in, so if he doesn't get lucky and get one of the "normal" bunks, he will still have a property box instead of the lockers. So don't bring him too much stuff until he finds out. He will get a 5 min phone call on Wednesday. After that you can bring him clothes, sundries etc. You can also bring him $10 in quarters for the vending machines, and the laundry. He won't be able to look for a job until he has been there 1 week. He will be able to go to Walmart for 1/2 hour on the 1st Saturday he is there.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2011, 11:33:46 PM »
So I have a question my boyfriend will be getting work release soon...for him to come home to my house do we have to be married and if not do they make you get married??? So confused???

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2011, 12:17:51 AM »
He will have to go through the process that the ATC has set in stages. He has to earn those weekend passes while at the ATC. Someone else will be along shortly to answer your question in more detail but just try to relax in the meantime. No one can make you get married. He should be able to find out this information from his counselor as well and then explain it to you in more detail. Try to hang in there.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2011, 03:25:00 PM »
He gets to go to WalMart the first Saturday huh? Hmmmmm do they take him or can I drive up there and take him?! Im excited now!

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2011, 07:30:55 AM »
Holterfield2.. They take him in a van with the other newbies. You can meet him there. They usually go about 8:45 am, but if he doesn't get in line quickly he may have to wait till the afternoon. IDOC is in the process of filling PATC up with 48 additional inmates (over the 200 capacity)


ohlsson10.. You will have to meet with the Chaplain and have some "marriage counseling" before he can take a leave pass to you, unless you have a child together. It will be at least 90 days before he can take a leave pass, so you have plenty of time.


Incidently, PATC has been on 72 hour building restriction since Sunday morning. Idiots smoking in the bathroom.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2011, 11:34:15 AM »
There are always idiots smoking in the bathroom or spitting on the walls... get used to lockdowns bc they happen all the time. I have been dealing with this stupid place for almost a year now. The lady who runs it and half the officers r on a power trip. The food company doesnt make enough food to feed half of the ppl in there and then they try to feed them bologna for dinner. Like while they were on lockdown over the weekend they had heated up bologna for dinner. And then they go and have mexican catering for cinco de mayo but they have it for lunch while the people whose money paid for it were at work. There is standing water in the showers, broken urinals, ceilings have fallen in, and alot more my LO hasnt told me about. The counselor is never there. There is money missing from my LO's account. They bought the officers a new tv but couldnt get the new weights they had been promising the residents for at least 2 years until about a month or 2 ago. The chaplain is a wonderful person though he really wants the guys to b able to get out and be "real people" (thats wat my LO calls us). yes the center is a good thing i understand the need for the rules but the Peoria one runs unlike any of the other ones in the state. The lady in charge of it ran the last one she was in charge of into the ground and it got shut down.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2012, 09:43:15 PM »
My LO is going to Peoria ATC in 2 weeks. I have found no updated info about what I can and need to bring him at Peoria. Does anyone know if they provide him with sheets, blanket and pillow? Do I have to bring him all his toiletries, what clothes? He does not have an updated state ID. What about his SSA card? Can I mail him any of these items or do I have to bring them to him? How much storage space will he have for his stuff and paperwork?

Also, when he visits, do I always have to pick him up or can he take the bus home and back?

I know there are "usual" jobs they probably are used to people getting, but are they open to other jobs or volunteer work?  Past info at Peoria was that the person in charge was arbitrary. Is this still the same?

How much money is he allowed at start and what can he buy? How does he make phone calls?

Can he go to the libraries?

Is it still 30 days for stage one with escort only and then 30 days stage 2?

Will someone pre-visit me before he comes the first time, and do they provide me with info?

Am just looking for some updated info to help us plan this out. Any would be appreciated!

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2012, 01:08:43 PM »
Crosser,

You can mail him his things and SSC, or drop them off. You are allowed to give him 10 dollars. He will access to whatever he has on his trust fund account. The amount of storage space he will have will depend on if he gets a bunk with a locker, or gets a bunk with a property box. The place is pretty full, so he may have to deal with a property box.

There is no one dealing with jobs right now, so he will have to fend for himself. He can look for a job after being there a week. Level 1 is 30 days, and Level 2 is 60 days. He can take the bus home if/when he makes to Level 3.

On another note, hopefully he doesn't have a lot of time left, because the PATC closing hearing is happening today(right now actually), and a lot of people are going to get sent back if it closes.

The PATC has been on movement restriction since Wednesday, so get used to haveing to change plans once you make them (IRT, CCL, etc)...

No library access either...No one will pre visit you. They will mail you a form, which you fill out and have to send back with proof of address. Then you call the couselor top verify the land line... feel free to pvt message me if you have any questions

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2012, 03:06:18 PM »
fromcolorado,

Thank you so much for the information! Do we absolutely have to have a landline, or will magicjack (internet line) be okay?

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2012, 04:30:37 PM »
I STRONGLY recommend a true landline. People get put on red card (no movement) all the time because their phones aren't what they are supposed to be.

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2012, 10:29:52 PM »
Did anyone hear what the final decision was about possibly closing the Peoria ATC??
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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2012, 08:37:56 AM »
There is no final decision yet on the closure of Peoria Atc, just a hearing. If approved, the threatened closure date is Aug 31st.


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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2012, 08:56:31 AM »
That's not good. I imagine if they can get one closed then it will be easier for them to close the rest.......
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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2012, 10:51:53 PM »
I have been a faithful reader of IPT for months, but have never posted before.  My husband began his sentence in early January and IPT has been a lifeline for myself and our family.  I was at the Commission for Government Forecasting and Accountability hearing for Peoria ATC yesterday.  I have a personal interest in this facility staying open because my husband is applying for transfer to PATC very soon.  If everyone who wants to keep this facility and the other ATCs open contacts the Commission for Government Forecasting and Accountability (COFGA) committee members, it can definitely help to sway their recommendation. 

Senator Jeffrey M. Schoenberg (D)
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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2012, 10:53:10 PM »
I forgot to add that Rep. Bellock is the associate chairperson for COFGA

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Re: Peoria ATC
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2012, 05:23:59 PM »
Does anyone know how many permanent party positions there are at PATC?  In other words, how many guys at PATC are there as permanent party?