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730 ILCS 5/3-1-2
(730 ILCS 5/3-1-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-1-2)
(a) "Chief Administrative Officer" means the
person designated by the Director to exercise the powers and duties of the
Department of Corrections in regard to committed persons within
a correctional institution or facility, and includes the
superintendent of any juvenile institution or facility.
(a-3) "Aftercare release" means the conditional and revocable release of a person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(a-5) "Sex offense" for the purposes of paragraph (16) of subsection (a) of Section 3-3-7, paragraph (10) of subsection (a) of Section 5-6-3, and paragraph (18) of subsection (c) of Section 5-6-3.1 only means:
(i) A violation of any of the following Sections of
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 10-7 (aiding or abetting child abduction under Section 10-5(b)(10)), 10-5(b)(10) (child luring), 11-6 (indecent solicitation of a child), 11-6.5 (indecent solicitation of an adult), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping), 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child), 11-20.1 (child pornography), 11-20.1B or 11-20.3 (aggravated child pornography), 11-1.40 or 12-14.1 (predatory criminal sexual assault of a child), or 12-33 (ritualized abuse of a child). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
(ii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: 11-1.20 or 12-13 (criminal sexual assault), 11-1.30 or 12-14 (aggravated criminal sexual assault), 11-1.60 or 12-16 (aggravated criminal sexual abuse), and subsection (a) of Section 11-1.50 or subsection (a) of Section 12-15 (criminal sexual abuse). An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
(iii) A violation of any of the following Sections of
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 when the defendant is not a parent of the victim:
10-2 (aggravated kidnapping),
10-3 (unlawful restraint),
10-3.1 (aggravated unlawful restraint).
An attempt to commit any of these offenses.
(iv) A violation of any former law of this State
substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this subsection (a-5).
An offense violating federal law or the law of another state
that is substantially equivalent to any offense listed in this
subsection (a-5) shall constitute a sex offense for the purpose of
this subsection (a-5). A finding or adjudication as a sexually dangerous person under
any federal law or law of another state that is substantially equivalent to the
Sexually Dangerous Persons Act shall constitute an adjudication for a sex offense for the
purposes of this subsection (a-5).
(b) "Commitment" means a judicially determined placement
in the custody of the Department of Corrections on the basis of
delinquency or conviction.
(c) "Committed person" is a person committed to the Department,
however a committed person shall not be considered to be an employee of
the Department of Corrections for any purpose, including eligibility for
a pension, benefits, or any other compensation or rights or privileges which
may be provided to employees of the Department.
(c-5) "Computer scrub software" means any third-party added software, designed to delete information from the computer unit, the hard drive, or other software, which would eliminate and prevent discovery of browser activity, including, but not limited to, Internet history, address bar or bars, cache or caches, and/or cookies, and which would over-write files in a way so as to make previous computer activity, including, but not limited to, website access, more difficult to discover.
(c-10) "Content-controlled tablet" means any device that can only access visitation applications or content relating to educational or personal development.
(d) "Correctional institution or facility" means any building or
part of a building where committed persons are kept in a secured manner.
(d-5) "Correctional officer" means: an
employee of the Department of Corrections who has custody and
control over committed persons in an adult correctional facility; or, for an employee of the Department of Juvenile Justice, direct care staff of persons committed to a juvenile facility.
(e) "Department" means both the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice of this State, unless the context is specific to either the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
(f) "Director" means both the Director of Corrections and the Director of Juvenile Justice, unless the context is specific to either the Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile Justice.
(g) "Discharge" means the final termination of a commitment
to the Department of Corrections.
(h) "Discipline" means the rules and regulations for the
maintenance of order and the protection of persons and property
within the institutions and facilities of the Department and
(i) "Escape" means the intentional and unauthorized absence
of a committed person from the custody of the Department.
(j) "Furlough" means an authorized leave of absence from the
Department of Corrections for a designated purpose and period of time.
(k) "Parole" means the conditional and revocable release
of a person committed to the Department of Corrections under the supervision of a parole officer.
(l) "Prisoner Review Board" means the Board established in
Section 3-3-1(a), independent of the Department, to review
rules and regulations with respect to good time credits, to
hear charges brought by the Department against certain prisoners
alleged to have violated Department rules with respect to good
time credits, to set release dates for certain prisoners
sentenced under the law in effect prior to February 1, 1978 (the effective
date of Public Act 80-1099), to hear and decide the time of aftercare release for persons committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 to hear requests and
make recommendations to the Governor with respect to pardon,
reprieve or commutation, to set conditions for parole, aftercare release, and
mandatory supervised release and determine whether violations
of those conditions justify revocation of parole or release,
and to assume all other functions previously exercised by the
Illinois Parole and Pardon Board.
(m) Whenever medical treatment, service, counseling, or
care is referred to in this Unified Code of Corrections,
such term may be construed by the Department or Court, within
its discretion, to include treatment, service, or counseling by
a Christian Science practitioner or nursing care appropriate
therewith whenever request therefor is made by a person subject
to the provisions of this Code.
(n) "Victim" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (a) of
Section 3 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
(o) "Wrongfully imprisoned person" means a person who has been discharged from a prison of this State and
(1) a pardon from the Governor stating that such
pardon is issued on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned; or
(2) a certificate of innocence from the
Circuit Court as provided in Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-616, eff. 1-1-22