TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER e: OPERATIONS
PART 504 DISCIPLINE AND GRIEVANCES
SECTION 504.90 NEW OR ADDITIONAL PROCEEDINGS
Section 504.90 New or Additional Proceedings
a) The Director, Deputy Director or Chief Administrative Officer shall remand the decision to the Adjustment Committee for new proceedings if the proceedings are found to be defective due to:
1) Inadequate notice, including failure to state the correct date of the offense on the disciplinary report or failure to provide the offender with 24-hour notice of the hearing, unless notice was waived.
2) Lack of impartiality of the Adjustment Committee.
3) Improper exclusion of witnesses.
4) Failure to provide exonerating information to the offender prior to the hearing.
b) New or additional proceedings may be ordered in other circumstances, as determined by the Director, Deputy Director or Chief Administrative Officer.
1) The offender shall be provided with notice of the rehearing within a reasonable time after the Chief Administrative Officer's decision or the facility's receipt of the decision.
2) The rehearing shall commence within 14 calendar days after the Chief Administrative Officer's decision or the facility's receipt of the decision, whenever possible.
3) The procedures on remand shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures governing the hearing on the original charge.
c) The Director, Deputy Director or Chief Administrative Officer may remand the decision to the Adjustment Committee for additional documentation, correction or clarification of the Adjustment Committee summary, including the statement of reasons for excluding witnesses, the basis for the finding of guilt and imposition of sanctions, statement of reasons for deeming sources to be confidential or the failure to specify reasons for finding a confidential source to be reliable.
1) The offender shall not have the right to a new hearing, but shall be notified of the decision.
2) After the Adjustment Committee has amended its summary, it shall be forwarded to the Chief Administrative Officer and then to the Director in accordance with the procedures applicable to review of the original disposition.
d) Upon remand, sanctions greater than those imposed at the original hearing shall not be permitted unless the offender is charged with a different offense that provides for a greater penalty than provided for under the original charge or new evidence is produced that was not available at the original hearing and justifies the imposition of greater punishment. However, this does not prohibit the offender from being found guilty and disciplined on remand when the Adjustment Committee had erroneously dismissed the disciplinary report on procedural grounds.
(Source: Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 3869, effective April 1, 2017)