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SB1795 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT in relation to Corrections.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4    Section 5.  The Unified Code of Corrections Act is amended by
 5    changing  Section  3-2-3  by  adding  sub-paragraph  (c)   as
 6    follows:

 7        (730 ILCS 5/3-2-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-3)
 8        Sec. 3-2-3. Director; Appointment; Powers and Duties.
 9        (a)  The Department shall be administered by the Director
10    of  Corrections  who  shall  be  appointed by the Governor in
11    accordance with The Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
12        (b)  The Director shall establish such  Divisions  within
13    the Department in addition to those established under Section
14    3-2-5  as  shall be desirable and shall assign to the various
15    Divisions the  responsibilities  and  duties  placed  in  the
16    Department by the laws of this State.
17        (c)  The  Director shall authorize a request for proposal
18    for a non-for-profit, non-governmental entity, whose  purpose
19    is to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program designed
20    to  achieve  reduced  recidivism among the inmate population.
21    Any entity responding to the request for purchase  must  have
22    documented  expertise  in  recidivism rate reduction and must
23    have a mechanism in place to absorb a significant portion  of
24    the costs associated with the execution of this program.
25    The  components  of  the  program  shall  include, but not be
26    limited to (a) life skills training, (b)  community  service,
27    (c)  leadership  training, and (d) victim-offender and family
28    reconciliation.  The entity shall  specifically  establish  a
29    mentor  program  for  inmates upon parole and/or release from
30    prison.
31        The Director shall have 120 days after the effective date
32    of this Act to issue this request for proposal.
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 1    (Source: P. A. 77-2097.)