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(730 ILCS 5/3-12.5-11)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on August 24, 2022)
Curriculum; employment; retention of rights; certificate of completion.
(a) The Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall consist of a rigorous curriculum, and participants shall be taught business skills, such as computer skills, budgeting, creating a business plan, public speaking, and realistic goal setting.
(b) The curriculum shall not include the employment of participants as employees under the Department of Corrections or any for-profit or not-for-profit organization unless:
(1) the employment is reasonably related to the
purpose and curriculum of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program; and
(2) the participant consents in writing to the terms,
provisions, working conditions, and wages of the employment.
(c) Participants shall retain rights, control, and possession of all products created by the participant during the course of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program. Such rights shall include intellectual property rights and rights in trade secrets. Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be construed to give the Department of Corrections any right to sell, use, distribute, market, possess, or otherwise control any product created by a participant during the course of the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program, without the participant's written consent.
(d) Participants who successfully complete the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
(Source: P.A. 100-283, eff. 8-24-17.)