TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
PART 107 RECORDS OF OFFENDERS
SECTION 107.520 ELIGIBILITY FOR PROGRAM SENTENCE CREDIT


 

Section 107.520  Eligibility for Program Sentence Credit

 

a)         Offenders who, on or after June 22, 2012, are engaged full-time in substance abuse programs, Correctional Industries assignments, academic or vocational education programs, behavior modification programs, life skills courses, or re-entry planning provided or  approved by the Department shall be eligible to receive program sentence credit at the rate of 0.5 per day provided:

 

1)         They are eligible to receive one day of statutory sentence credit for each day served on their sentence of imprisonment or recommitment as a parole or mandatory supervised release violator in accordance with Subpart B; and

 

2)         They achieve the goals established by the Department within a specified time period.

 

b)         Offenders shall not be eligible to receive program sentence credit at the rate of 0.5 per day if:

 

1)         They are assigned to a boot camp or electronic detention program.

 

2)         They are serving a sentence for an excluded offense under the provisions of Section 3-6-3(a)(4) of the UCOC.

 

3)         They have been convicted of a felony committed after they have received a previous award of earned good conduct credit or program sentence credit.

 

4)         They have previously served more than one prior sentence of imprisonment for a felony in an adult correctional facility.

 

5)         They are removed from the program for failure to comply with program requirements or for disciplinary reasons.

 

c)         Offenders who are not eligible under subsection (a) and who enroll full-time in an educational program approved by the Department shall be eligible to receive program sentence credit at the rate of 0.25 provided:

 

1)         They are eligible to receive one day of statutory sentence credit for each day served on their sentence of imprisonment or recommitment as a parole or mandatory supervised release violator in accordance with Subpart B;

 

2)         The offense for which they were convicted was committed on or after September 10, 1990, through August 10, 1993;

 

3)         They have not been convicted of first degree murder, second degree murder, or a Class X felony;

 

4)         They have not been convicted of a felony that was committed after a previous award of earned good conduct credit or program sentence credit;

 

5)         They achieve the educational goals established by the Department within a specified time period; and

 

6)         They are not removed from the program for failure to comply with program requirements or for disciplinary reasons.

 

d)         Full-time assignment to a program for which an offender may be eligible to receive program sentence credit shall mean:

 

1)         The offender is housed at a residential substance abuse program facility or unit or is normally scheduled to participate in substance abuse programming at least 15 hours per week;

 

2)         The offender is normally scheduled to work with or receive job training from correctional industries at least 4 hours per day, 5 days per week;

 

3)         The offender is a student enrolled in an educational program that has classes that are normally scheduled to meet a minimum of 15 hours per week, or the offender is enrolled in college academics for a minimum of 6 credit hours per module or 12 credit hours per semester;

 

4)         The offender is enrolled in a behavior modification program for which a minimum of 15 hours of participation is required for completion;

 

5)         The offender is enrolled in a life skills course for which a minimum of 70 hours of participation is required for completion; or

 

6)         The offender is enrolled in a re-entry planning program for which a minimum of 6 hours of participation is required for completion.

 

e)         Offenders shall only be eligible to receive program sentence credit for participation in one full-time program or assignment at a time.

 

(Source:  Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 1598, effective February 1, 2013)