TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER a: ADMINISTRATION AND RULES
PART 107 RECORDS OF OFFENDERS
SECTION 107.560 AWARD OF GED PROGRAM SENTENCE CREDIT AND PROGRAM SENTENCE CREDIT


 

Section 107.560  Award of GED Program Sentence Credit and Program Sentence Credit

 

Within 15 working days, whenever feasible, after completion of the goal period or removal from the program, the program administrator or Chief Administrative Officer shall:

 

a)         Determine whether the offender achieved the required goals or was making satisfactory progress toward achieving the goals in accordance with Section 107.550(i).

 

b)         Document the determination of ineligibility or the award of the GED certificate.  Awarded GED program sentence credit shall only be subject to revocation if it is subsequently determined that the offender was not eligible for the award.  Partial GED program sentence credit shall not be awarded.

 

c)         Document the determination of ineligibility or the number of calendar days during the goal period for which the offender is eligible to receive program sentence credit.  The days eligible for the award shall be the number of calendar days during the goal period, less the total number of days of lockdowns, days the offender was absent, and days in which class or the program assignment was cancelled.

 

d)         Ensure program sentence credit is computed at the appropriate rate, 0.25 or 0.5, in accordance with Section 107.520(a) or (c).

 

e)         The award of GED program sentence credit or program sentence credit shall be subject to the review and approval of the Director or his or her designee.  A copy of the award of GED program sentence credit or program sentence credit shall be filed in the offender's master record file.

 

f)         Offenders shall be advised in writing of the award of GED program sentence credit or program sentence credit or the determination of ineligibility of the award.

 

g)         Offenders may grieve the decision not to award GED program sentence credit or program sentence credit under 20 Ill. Adm. Code 504.Subpart F.

 

h)         New goal periods and goals shall be established upon continued placement or re-enrollment in educational programs or continued placement in substance abuse programs, behavioral modification programs, life skills courses, re-entry planning or Correctional Industries assignments in accordance with this Subpart.

 

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