TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER f: COUNTY STANDARDS
PART 701 COUNTY JAIL STANDARDS
SECTION 701.220 EDUCATION
Section 701.220 Education
a) Jails are encouraged to provide relevant educational programs that may include:
1) Adult Basic Education Courses aimed at reducing the level of illiteracy by increasing individual reading vocabulary, encouraging writing skills, explaining basic arithmetic and providing an opportunity for detainees to learn more about community business and social activities that affect their lives.
2) Elementary and High School Courses Depending upon the aim of the detainee, these courses may serve to provide knowledge related to a definite interest or be suitable for a continued educational program in the community after release.
3) General Education Development (G.E.D.) courses to prepare qualified detainees for the G.E.D. test for a high school equivalency diploma.
4) Correspondence Courses for both high school students and graduates can be arranged through local school districts, State colleges and universities.
5) Social Education taught by instructors from local schools and colleges, volunteers from community agencies, and university students to instruct detainees in understanding self-concept, how to modify existing life style habits, and how to understand and relate to others. Detainees, individually or in groups, can be introduced to acceptable methods of finding and getting a job. They may also be introduced to vocational requirements such as proper work habits, job performance, personal relationships and keeping a job. Jail personnel can assist detainees in obtaining birth certificates and social security numbers, to find suitable employment after release, and to utilize the services of community agencies such as local unions, employment offices and private agencies or industries.
b) Educational information and academic materials shall be permitted and made accessible to detainees.
c) Vocational information and materials shall be permitted and made accessible to detainees, provided their presence does not jeopardize security.
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 18859, effective October 1, 2014)