TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER e: OPERATIONS
PART 530 AUTHORIZED ABSENCES
SECTION 530.50 FURLOUGHS TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT OR SECURE HOUSING
Section 530.50 Furloughs to Seek Employment or Secure Housing
a) A committed person who is within 30 days of his mandatory release date or has been granted a parole may be granted a furlough to seek employment and to secure suitable housing.
b) In determining whether or not to authorize a furlough, the Chief Administrative Officer shall consider, among other matters:
1) Criminal history;
2) Record of social stability while in the community;
3) Disciplinary record and institutional adjustment;
4) Previous actions by the Prisoner Review Board;
5) Evidence of alcoholism or drug addiction;
6) Educational, program and vocational accomplishments and future goals;
7) History of escapes, unauthorized absences, outstanding warrants or detainers;
8) Availability of staff; and
9) Any other pertinent information.
c) Committed persons who are serving a sentence for murder, Class X or Class 1 felony or who have been adjudged a habitual offender or who have been determined to be involved in large-scale organized crime shall be granted furloughs only upon the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Director or his designee.
d) Committed persons shall be escorted by an institutional employee unless classified as minimum security without supervision.
e) Employment and housing furloughs shall not exceed time parameters as outlined in a prior written schedule for the specific activity.
f) Prior to the furlough, the committed person and his counselor shall establish a written plan outlining a specific schedule and action to be taken in seeking employment or securing housing.