Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall collect and report specified data regarding violence within Department institutions and facilities. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall collect and report specified data regarding public safety of released committed persons. Provides that the data shall be published not less than once each quarter and published with an aggregate chart at the agency level and individual reports by each correctional institution or facility of the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Director of Corrections shall ensure that the agency level data is reviewed by the Director's executive team on a quarterly basis. Provides that the correctional institution or facility's executive team and each chief administrative officer of the correctional institution or facility shall examine statewide and local data at least quarterly. Provides that during these reviews each chief administrative officer shall: (1) identify trends; (2) develop action items to mitigate the root causes of violence; and (3) establish committees at each correctional institution or facility which shall review the violence data on a quarterly basis and develop action plans to reduce violence. These plans shall include a wide range of strategies to incentivize good conduct.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides the data collected on a rate per 100 of committed persons regarding violence within Department of Corrections institutions and facilities shall use, if applicable, terms as defined in the Department's discipline and grievance provisions in the Illinois Administrative Code. Allows data collected for the report of violence in the Department of Corrections to be included in the Department's quarterly report to the General Assembly (rather than be published on a quarterly basis) and requires a copy of it to be posted to the Department's Internet website at the time the report is submitted to the General Assembly. Further amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides the Department of Corrections quarterly report to the General Assembly shall include information reflecting the period ending 30 days (rather than 15 days) prior to the submission of the report. Provides the quarterly report shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. Makes conforming and technical changes. Effective January 1, 2019.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the data collected and reported by the Department of Corrections shall include on a rate per 100 of committed persons the type of housing facility, whether a private residence, transitional housing, homeless shelter or other, committed persons are released to from Department correctional institutions and facilities (rather than released committed persons who are homeless by county).