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No New Posts LOCKDOWN STATUS - ILLINOIS STATE PRISONS
Up-to-date lockdown status for all Illinois prisons

Moderator: Forevermah
62 Posts
4 Topics
Last post by chantygirl
in Re: Menard ON LOCKDOWN...
on July 19, 2014, 06:16:41 PM
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No New Posts SEARCH FOR ILLINOIS INMATES HERE
Search the Illinois Department of Corrections Inmate Database
Child Boards: No New PostsCook County Jail Inmate Locator ~ Search Sheriff's database
20 Posts
5 Topics
Last post by Dazzler
in Cook County Online Warra...
on November 08, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
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No New Posts SEARCH NATIONWIDE INMATE DATABASES
Search for inmates in all 50 States and the District of Columbia
Child Boards: No New PostsFederal Inmate Locator ~ Search US Federal Bureau of Prisons database
1 Posts
1 Topics
Last post by MissAndrea
in Re: Federal Prison
on September 26, 2013, 03:18:29 PM
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No New Posts GETTING STARTED....When a Loved One Enters the IDOC
Step by step pointers to understanding the process - 'what do I do first?' Q & A about Reception and Classification

Moderator: Marks_guy
330 Posts
35 Topics
Last post by Khamp
in Re: How Long in R&C Late...
on July 22, 2014, 05:45:39 PM
No New Posts VINE NOTIFICATION (Victim Information Notification Everyday)
Register to receive inmate transfer, release notification

Moderator: kah2006
310 Posts
26 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Does Vine Work?
on April 30, 2014, 07:16:26 PM
No New Posts HOW TO CONTACT IDOC Offices, DISTRICT DIRECTORS, PRISON REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS (PRB)
To contact IDOC offices, District Directors, FAQ's
145 Posts
32 Topics
Last post by melly
in Re: Writing to Prison Re...
on June 12, 2014, 10:44:53 AM
No New Posts ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES -DHS
Services to help children and families at this difficult time of incarceration.

Moderator: TimeStandsStill
26 Posts
19 Topics
Last post by Hockemaw
in Re: SNAP Benefits
on August 18, 2013, 07:26:44 PM
No New Posts QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Please post your questions about the IDOC in this forum. Someone will be along shortly to provide an answer

Moderator: Marks_guy
1590 Posts
192 Topics
Last post by tkesde1
in Re: Letters in R&C
on Today at 10:32:42 AM
No New Posts GENERAL DISCUSSION
Please post prison-related topics for discussion here.

Moderator: Marks_guy
409 Posts
56 Topics
Last post by jejordan2014
in Re: New to this - Welcom...
on July 22, 2014, 11:47:02 PM
No New Posts HOT TOPICS
Current top stories and lively topics

Moderator: Marks_guy
1745 Posts
80 Topics
Last post by sdm
in Re: Ganging Up - Identif...
on June 17, 2014, 08:19:34 AM
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No New Posts "STATEVILLE SPEAKS" NEWSLETTER
Newsletter published with inmate input

Moderators: Forevermah, Bill
129 Posts
7 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in MOVED: concern dad
on July 12, 2014, 08:23:15 PM
No New Posts THIS WEEK'S EDITORIAL
Featured opinions written by members and guests

Moderator: Dazzler
936 Posts
43 Topics
Last post by Stone
in Re: Rehabilitation and C...
on April 30, 2014, 08:40:13 PM
No New Posts ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS
Current media stories, Press releases and Comments

Moderator: me
1435 Posts
155 Topics
Last post by me
in Differing Accounts Provi...
on July 23, 2014, 12:07:50 PM
No New Posts ILLINOIS POLITICAL NEWS
Announcements/discussions concerning Illinois elections, candidates, issues relating to our Prison Population

Moderator: TimeStandsStill
18 Posts
6 Topics
Last post by me
in Re: Governor Pat Quinn t...
on March 31, 2014, 09:10:42 AM
No New Posts CORRECTIONS NEWS AROUND THE NATION
Current news articles in the field of Corrections and prison news across the US

Moderator: TimeStandsStill
128 Posts
61 Topics
Last post by sdm
in Re: America's prisons ar...
on July 23, 2014, 08:33:14 AM
No New Posts PRISON PUBLICATIONS
Links to Prison publications, see Stateville Speaks above
34 Posts
16 Topics
Last post by TimeStandsStill
in July 2013 IDOC Quarterly...
on August 15, 2013, 11:06:23 AM
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No New Posts ILLINOIS INMATE ARTWORK
Stunning artwork created by inmates. All mediums featured: paintings, drawings, tattoos ~ discussion topics

Moderator: Tat2U
182 Posts
31 Topics
Last post by unconditional.love
in A Portrait from Vandalia
on April 05, 2014, 06:04:43 PM
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No New Posts SETTING UP ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SERVICE - FAQ's
All Illinois prisons use mandatory accounts for inmate calls - Securus Technologies

Moderator: kah2006
1517 Posts
29 Topics
Last post by violingirl
in Re: Securus Tech - New I...
on June 10, 2014, 09:41:30 AM
No New Posts SENDING MAIL, BOOKS, MUSIC, PHOTOS TO ILLINOIS INMATES
Information regarding the mailing of letters, packages, recorded music to IDOC facilities

Moderators: Angela, lori491999
1936 Posts
146 Topics
Last post by Marks_guy
in Re: Jewelry For Inmates ...
on July 20, 2014, 09:39:29 PM
No New Posts INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS
How to put 'money on the books' for IDOC inmates - money orders, Western Union, commissary

Moderator: me
1179 Posts
75 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Stateville R&C Commi...
on May 03, 2014, 08:27:11 PM
No New Posts BOOKS TO INMATES
Services, organizations providing books to prisoners - ordering info

Moderator: jdmlt
113 Posts
13 Topics
Last post by Vicki
in Re: Buyer Beware!Subscri...
on May 17, 2014, 01:07:18 PM
No New Posts BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS
Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

Moderator: Forevermah
169 Posts
17 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: New Star Transportat...
on July 11, 2014, 05:40:19 AM
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No New Posts VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS
IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions
1284 Posts
128 Topics
Last post by me
in Re: Questions about Visi...
on July 23, 2014, 02:32:05 PM
No New Posts INDIVIDUAL PRISON PROFILES (Includes Cook County Jail)
Prison specific information for each IDOC facility - visiting hours, address, rules, summary of each

Moderator: Schrader42
Child Boards: No New PostsFEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (includes Federal Illinois prisons and Federal Inmate Locator)
3174 Posts
66 Topics
Last post by mymanT
in Re: GRAHAM Correctional ...
on July 19, 2014, 02:39:44 PM
No New Posts IDOC BOOT CAMPS

Moderator: Angela
Child Boards: No New PostsCOOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S BOOT CAMP
3013 Posts
141 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Is he in Bootcamp or...
on July 09, 2014, 06:28:47 AM
No New Posts ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTERS - (IYC's)
Information about Illinois' eight youth centers
40 Posts
9 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Illinois Youth Cente...
on September 13, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
No New Posts ILLINOIS ADULT TRANSISTIONS CENTER - (ATC'S)
Information about Illinois' eight Adult transition centers
712 Posts
76 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: son was denied work ...
on July 23, 2014, 08:48:35 PM
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No New Posts "PRISON BREAK" PHOTO COLLECTION - (to view other Illinois prison photos, please register)
Photos of Old Joliet State Prison - setting for filming of TV Series "Prison Break"
10 Posts
2 Topics
Last post by blueroses64
in Re: Deal In The Works Fo...
on March 21, 2013, 10:47:30 AM
No New Posts STATE MAP OF PRISONS
Illinois Map locating all DOC facilities and Federal Camps
8 Posts
5 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Illinois State County Ma...
on February 21, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
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No New Posts LEGAL RESOURCES, LEGAL HELP, LINKS
Links to legal aid, forms, resources, publications, organizations
Child Boards: No New PostsLaw Library Legal Packets
518 Posts
95 Topics
Last post by Sed1971
in Re: Power of Attorney Qu...
on June 25, 2014, 11:57:10 AM
No New Posts PENDING LEGISLATION, COURT RULINGS
New legislation, court rulings, proposed legislation
498 Posts
80 Topics
Last post by me
in Re: Joint Legislative Cr...
on July 22, 2014, 01:07:06 PM
No New Posts ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES
Links to Compiled Statutes- reference material
Child Boards: No New PostsTitle 20 - Regulating Illinois Prisons
40 Posts
13 Topics
Last post by pmilver
in Re: is info on links pro...
on March 07, 2013, 11:23:25 PM
No New Posts IDOC POLICY CHANGES
Updated Policy changes and Directives
78 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Escape Risk Designat...
on May 09, 2014, 03:24:17 PM
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No New Posts SENTENCING
All Sentencing Topics (except figuring 'Good Time')

Moderator: Dazzler
1176 Posts
134 Topics
Last post by Illinigirl
in Re: Projected parole dat...
on July 23, 2014, 01:51:25 PM
No New Posts SENTENCE CREDIT - CLEMENCY - EXPUNGEMENT
How to figure inmate good time, earlier release - sample Clemency petition/guidelines

Moderator: Dazzler
691 Posts
78 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Good Time Schedules...
on June 10, 2014, 09:02:12 AM
No New Posts PAROLE/RE-ENTRY
Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

Moderator: Forevermah
1705 Posts
125 Topics
Last post by Amanda.Marks
in Re: Parole Information
on July 09, 2014, 04:13:41 PM
No New Posts IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS
Information and discussion - transferring from facilities

Moderators: Susan, me
922 Posts
89 Topics
Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Transfer Coordinato...
on July 15, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
No New Posts DEATH PENALTY & 'LWOP' TOPICS
Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions
623 Posts
121 Topics
Last post by Schrader42
in Condemned Ohio Inmate
on September 18, 2012, 08:46:02 AM
No New Posts JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES
Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues
443 Posts
130 Topics
Last post by me
in Exoneree Diaries: Jacque...
on July 07, 2014, 03:41:13 PM
No New Posts WOMEN INMATE ISSUES
Topics related to the special needs of women prisoners

Moderator: Susan
211 Posts
57 Topics
Last post by Spydergurl2019
in Re: Does Cook County Jai...
on July 11, 2014, 09:39:50 PM
No New Posts INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT FOR OFFENDING ADULTS
Transferring Parolees to Other States - Link to text of complete interstate agreement
279 Posts
44 Topics
Last post by stan77
in Re: Documentation for IC...
on June 09, 2014, 09:40:56 PM
No New Posts US VETERAN'S BENEFITS
Services and Benefits Available to Incarcerated Veterans and Parolees - moderated by Veteran member
17 Posts
6 Topics
Last post by cmb0757
in Re: Programs/Benefits Fo...
on March 27, 2011, 11:59:54 AM
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No New Posts VICTIMS FOR PAROLE
Victims supporting parole, please share your stories
23 Posts
3 Topics
Last post by Bill
in Re: One Victim's Experie...
on July 25, 2010, 09:54:00 AM
No New Posts PRISON ACTIVISM/ACTIVITIES
There are many fine groups working to better our prisons. Please post information regarding Prison actiivism in this forum
189 Posts
61 Topics
Last post by me
in Re: John Howard Associat...
on May 27, 2014, 10:36:31 AM
No New Posts Long-Term Inmate Cost Analysis

Moderator: Scout
77 Posts
3 Topics
Last post by Schrader42
in Re: Should Illinois Rele...
on May 12, 2012, 07:37:41 AM

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