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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Corrections

Reimbursements for the Offender Initiative Program and Second Chance Probation December 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 572 The General Assembly added a section to the Unified Code of Corrections that governs appropriations for the Offender Initiative Program and Second Chance Probation.
Modifications made to definition of “eligible offender” in the Unified Code of Corrections. PA 097-1113 June 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Unified Code of Corrections by modifying the definition of "eligible offender" as it relates to a judge's discretion in granting "relief from forfeitures and disabilities automatically imposed by law." 730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-5.
State law enforcement must notify the Department of Corrections regarding orders of protection against inmates or parolees. PA 097-0904 March 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 124 Illinois lawmakers have amended the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, (725 ILCS 5/112A-22), the Stalking No Contact Order Act, (740 ILCS 21/115), the Civil No Contact Order Act, (740 ILCS 22/218), and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/222) to include new mandatory notification procedures.
Are cell phones “contraband”? And what’s a “penal institution”? By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2011 Lawpulse, Page 222 A volunteer lawyer is charged with a felony for allegedly bringing "contraband" - her cell phone - into a police station interview room. Volunteering to represent indigents pro bono in an area of law with which you're unfamiliar? Your heart may be in the right place, but be careful.
Act provides assistance to the families and children of incarcerated parents. PA 096-0068 October 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 The Department of Human Services Act has been amended to require state agencies to provide the families and children of incarcerated parents with information about how to obtain social services.