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Public Act 102-0784


 

Public Act 0784 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0784
 
HB4741 EnrolledLRB102 24720 RLC 34983 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Sections 3-5-1 and 3-6-3 as follows:
 
    (730 ILCS 5/3-5-1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-5-1)
    Sec. 3-5-1. Master Record File.
    (a) The Department of Corrections and the Department of
Juvenile Justice shall maintain a master record file on each
person committed to it, which shall contain the following
information:
        (1) all information from the committing court;
        (1.5) ethnic and racial background data collected in
    accordance with Section 4.5 of the Criminal Identification
    Act;
        (2) reception summary;
        (3) evaluation and assignment reports and
    recommendations;
        (4) reports as to program assignment and progress;
        (5) reports of disciplinary infractions and
    disposition, including tickets and Administrative Review
    Board action;
        (6) any parole or aftercare release plan;
        (7) any parole or aftercare release reports;
        (8) the date and circumstances of final discharge;
        (9) criminal history;
        (10) current and past gang affiliations and ranks;
        (11) information regarding associations and family
    relationships;
        (12) any grievances filed and responses to those
    grievances; and
        (13) other information that the respective Department
    determines is relevant to the secure confinement and
    rehabilitation of the committed person.
    (b) All files shall be confidential and access shall be
limited to authorized personnel of the respective Department
or by disclosure in accordance with a court order or subpoena.
Personnel of other correctional, welfare or law enforcement
agencies may have access to files under rules and regulations
of the respective Department. The respective Department shall
keep a record of all outside personnel who have access to
files, the files reviewed, any file material copied, and the
purpose of access. If the respective Department or the
Prisoner Review Board makes a determination under this Code
which affects the length of the period of confinement or
commitment, the committed person and his counsel shall be
advised of factual information relied upon by the respective
Department or Board to make the determination, provided that
the Department or Board shall not be required to advise a
person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice any
such information which in the opinion of the Department of
Juvenile Justice or Board would be detrimental to his
treatment or rehabilitation.
    (c) The master file shall be maintained at a place
convenient to its use by personnel of the respective
Department in charge of the person. When custody of a person is
transferred from the Department to another department or
agency, a summary of the file shall be forwarded to the
receiving agency with such other information required by law
or requested by the agency under rules and regulations of the
respective Department.
    (d) The master file of a person no longer in the custody of
the respective Department shall be placed on inactive status
and its use shall be restricted subject to rules and
regulations of the Department.
    (e) All public agencies may make available to the
respective Department on request any factual data not
otherwise privileged as a matter of law in their possession in
respect to individuals committed to the respective Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-696, eff. 6-22-12; 98-528, eff. 1-1-15;
98-558, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
 
    (730 ILCS 5/3-6-3)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-3)
    Sec. 3-6-3. Rules and regulations for sentence credit.
    (a)(1) The Department of Corrections shall prescribe rules
and regulations for awarding and revoking sentence credit for
persons committed to the Department of Corrections and the
Department of Juvenile Justice shall prescribe rules and
regulations for awarding and revoking sentence credit for
persons committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under
Section 5-8-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections, which shall
be subject to review by the Prisoner Review Board.
    (1.5) As otherwise provided by law, sentence credit may be
awarded for the following:
        (A) successful completion of programming while in
    custody of the Department of Corrections or the Department
    of Juvenile Justice or while in custody prior to
    sentencing;
        (B) compliance with the rules and regulations of the
    Department; or
        (C) service to the institution, service to a
    community, or service to the State.
    (2) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations on sentence credit
shall provide, with respect to offenses listed in clause (i),
(ii), or (iii) of this paragraph (2) committed on or after June
19, 1998 or with respect to the offense listed in clause (iv)
of this paragraph (2) committed on or after June 23, 2005 (the
effective date of Public Act 94-71) or with respect to offense
listed in clause (vi) committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the
effective date of Public Act 95-625) or with respect to the
offense of being an armed habitual criminal committed on or
after August 2, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-398)
or with respect to the offenses listed in clause (v) of this
paragraph (2) committed on or after August 13, 2007 (the
effective date of Public Act 95-134) or with respect to the
offense of aggravated domestic battery committed on or after
July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224) or
with respect to the offense of attempt to commit terrorism
committed on or after January 1, 2013 (the effective date of
Public Act 97-990), the following:
        (i) that a prisoner who is serving a term of
    imprisonment for first degree murder or for the offense of
    terrorism shall receive no sentence credit and shall serve
    the entire sentence imposed by the court;
        (ii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for attempt to
    commit terrorism, attempt to commit first degree murder,
    solicitation of murder, solicitation of murder for hire,
    intentional homicide of an unborn child, predatory
    criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal
    sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, aggravated
    kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm as described
    in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3),
    or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05, heinous battery as described
    in Section 12-4.1 or subdivision (a)(2) of Section
    12-3.05, being an armed habitual criminal, aggravated
    battery of a senior citizen as described in Section 12-4.6
    or subdivision (a)(4) of Section 12-3.05, or aggravated
    battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or
    subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 shall receive no
    more than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his
    or her sentence of imprisonment;
        (iii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for home
    invasion, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking,
    aggravated discharge of a firearm, or armed violence with
    a category I weapon or category II weapon, when the court
    has made and entered a finding, pursuant to subsection
    (c-1) of Section 5-4-1 of this Code, that the conduct
    leading to conviction for the enumerated offense resulted
    in great bodily harm to a victim, shall receive no more
    than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or
    her sentence of imprisonment;
        (iv) that a prisoner serving a sentence for aggravated
    discharge of a firearm, whether or not the conduct leading
    to conviction for the offense resulted in great bodily
    harm to the victim, shall receive no more than 4.5 days of
    sentence credit for each month of his or her sentence of
    imprisonment;
        (v) that a person serving a sentence for gunrunning,
    narcotics racketeering, controlled substance trafficking,
    methamphetamine trafficking, drug-induced homicide,
    aggravated methamphetamine-related child endangerment,
    money laundering pursuant to clause (c) (4) or (5) of
    Section 29B-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal
    Code of 2012, or a Class X felony conviction for delivery
    of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled
    substance with intent to manufacture or deliver,
    calculated criminal drug conspiracy, criminal drug
    conspiracy, street gang criminal drug conspiracy,
    participation in methamphetamine manufacturing,
    aggravated participation in methamphetamine
    manufacturing, delivery of methamphetamine, possession
    with intent to deliver methamphetamine, aggravated
    delivery of methamphetamine, aggravated possession with
    intent to deliver methamphetamine, methamphetamine
    conspiracy when the substance containing the controlled
    substance or methamphetamine is 100 grams or more shall
    receive no more than 7.5 days sentence credit for each
    month of his or her sentence of imprisonment;
        (vi) that a prisoner serving a sentence for a second
    or subsequent offense of luring a minor shall receive no
    more than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his
    or her sentence of imprisonment; and
        (vii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for
    aggravated domestic battery shall receive no more than 4.5
    days of sentence credit for each month of his or her
    sentence of imprisonment.
    (2.1) For all offenses, other than those enumerated in
subdivision (a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) committed on or after
June 19, 1998 or subdivision (a)(2)(iv) committed on or after
June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or
subdivision (a)(2)(v) committed on or after August 13, 2007
(the effective date of Public Act 95-134) or subdivision
(a)(2)(vi) committed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective
date of Public Act 95-625) or subdivision (a)(2)(vii)
committed on or after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of
Public Act 96-1224), and other than the offense of aggravated
driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs,
or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination
thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of
subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
and other than the offense of aggravated driving under the
influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating
compound or compounds, or any combination thereof as defined
in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of
Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or
after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act
96-1230), the rules and regulations shall provide that a
prisoner who is serving a term of imprisonment shall receive
one day of sentence credit for each day of his or her sentence
of imprisonment or recommitment under Section 3-3-9. Each day
of sentence credit shall reduce by one day the prisoner's
period of imprisonment or recommitment under Section 3-3-9.
    (2.2) A prisoner serving a term of natural life
imprisonment or a prisoner who has been sentenced to death
shall receive no sentence credit.
    (2.3) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations on sentence credit
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for
aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug
or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any
combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (F) of
paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code, shall receive no more than 4.5 days of
sentence credit for each month of his or her sentence of
imprisonment.
    (2.4) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations on sentence credit
shall provide with respect to the offenses of aggravated
battery with a machine gun or a firearm equipped with any
device or attachment designed or used for silencing the report
of a firearm or aggravated discharge of a machine gun or a
firearm equipped with any device or attachment designed or
used for silencing the report of a firearm, committed on or
after July 15, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-121),
that a prisoner serving a sentence for any of these offenses
shall receive no more than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each
month of his or her sentence of imprisonment.
    (2.5) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations on sentence credit
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for
aggravated arson committed on or after July 27, 2001 (the
effective date of Public Act 92-176) shall receive no more
than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or her
sentence of imprisonment.
    (2.6) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations on sentence credit
shall provide that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for
aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug
or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds or any
combination thereof as defined in subparagraph (C) of
paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code committed on or after January 1, 2011
(the effective date of Public Act 96-1230) shall receive no
more than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or
her sentence of imprisonment.
    (3) In addition to the sentence credits earned under
paragraphs (2.1), (4), (4.1), (4.2), and (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations shall also provide
that the Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile
Justice may award up to 180 days of earned sentence credit for
prisoners serving a sentence of incarceration of less than 5
years, and up to 365 days of earned sentence credit for
prisoners serving a sentence of 5 years or longer. The
Director may grant this credit for good conduct in specific
instances as either the Director deems proper for eligible
persons in the custody of each Director's respective
Department. The good conduct may include, but is not limited
to, compliance with the rules and regulations of the
Department, service to the Department, service to a community,
or service to the State.
    Eligible inmates for an award of earned sentence credit
under this paragraph (3) may be selected to receive the credit
at either the Director's or his or her designee's sole
discretion. Eligibility for the additional earned sentence
credit under this paragraph (3) may be based on, but is not
limited to, participation in programming offered by the
Department as appropriate for the prisoner based on the
results of any available risk/needs assessment or other
relevant assessments or evaluations administered by the
Department using a validated instrument, the circumstances of
the crime, demonstrated commitment to rehabilitation by a
prisoner with a history of conviction for a forcible felony
enumerated in Section 2-8 of the Criminal Code of 2012, the
inmate's behavior and improvements in disciplinary history
while incarcerated, and the inmate's commitment to
rehabilitation, including participation in programming offered
by the Department.
    The Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile
Justice shall not award sentence credit under this paragraph
(3) to an inmate unless the inmate has served a minimum of 60
days of the sentence; except nothing in this paragraph shall
be construed to permit either the Director to extend an
inmate's sentence beyond that which was imposed by the court.
Prior to awarding credit under this paragraph (3), each the
Director shall make a written determination that the inmate:
        (A) is eligible for the earned sentence credit;
        (B) has served a minimum of 60 days, or as close to 60
    days as the sentence will allow;
        (B-1) has received a risk/needs assessment or other
    relevant evaluation or assessment administered by the
    Department using a validated instrument; and
        (C) has met the eligibility criteria established by
    rule for earned sentence credit.
    The Director of Corrections or the Director of Juvenile
Justice shall determine the form and content of the written
determination required in this subsection.
    (3.5) The Department shall provide annual written reports
to the Governor and the General Assembly on the award of earned
sentence credit no later than February 1 of each year. The
Department must publish both reports on its website within 48
hours of transmitting the reports to the Governor and the
General Assembly. The reports must include:
        (A) the number of inmates awarded earned sentence
    credit;
        (B) the average amount of earned sentence credit
    awarded;
        (C) the holding offenses of inmates awarded earned
    sentence credit; and
        (D) the number of earned sentence credit revocations.
    (4)(A) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations shall also provide
that any prisoner who is engaged full-time in substance abuse
programs, correctional industry assignments, educational
programs, work-release programs or activities in accordance
with Article 13 of Chapter III of this Code, behavior
modification programs, life skills courses, or re-entry
planning provided by the Department under this paragraph (4)
and satisfactorily completes the assigned program as
determined by the standards of the Department, shall receive
one day of sentence credit for each day in which that prisoner
is engaged in the activities described in this paragraph. The
rules and regulations shall also provide that sentence credit
may be provided to an inmate who was held in pre-trial
detention prior to his or her current commitment to the
Department of Corrections and successfully completed a
full-time, 60-day or longer substance abuse program,
educational program, behavior modification program, life
skills course, or re-entry planning provided by the county
department of corrections or county jail. Calculation of this
county program credit shall be done at sentencing as provided
in Section 5-4.5-100 of this Code and shall be included in the
sentencing order. The rules and regulations shall also provide
that sentence credit may be provided to an inmate who is in
compliance with programming requirements in an adult
transition center.
    (B) The Department shall award sentence credit under this
paragraph (4) accumulated prior to January 1, 2020 (the
effective date of Public Act 101-440) in an amount specified
in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph (4) to an inmate serving
a sentence for an offense committed prior to June 19, 1998, if
the Department determines that the inmate is entitled to this
sentence credit, based upon:
        (i) documentation provided by the Department that the
    inmate engaged in any full-time substance abuse programs,
    correctional industry assignments, educational programs,
    behavior modification programs, life skills courses, or
    re-entry planning provided by the Department under this
    paragraph (4) and satisfactorily completed the assigned
    program as determined by the standards of the Department
    during the inmate's current term of incarceration; or
        (ii) the inmate's own testimony in the form of an
    affidavit or documentation, or a third party's
    documentation or testimony in the form of an affidavit
    that the inmate likely engaged in any full-time substance
    abuse programs, correctional industry assignments,
    educational programs, behavior modification programs, life
    skills courses, or re-entry planning provided by the
    Department under paragraph (4) and satisfactorily
    completed the assigned program as determined by the
    standards of the Department during the inmate's current
    term of incarceration.
    (C) If the inmate can provide documentation that he or she
is entitled to sentence credit under subparagraph (B) in
excess of 45 days of participation in those programs, the
inmate shall receive 90 days of sentence credit. If the inmate
cannot provide documentation of more than 45 days of
participation in those programs, the inmate shall receive 45
days of sentence credit. In the event of a disagreement
between the Department and the inmate as to the amount of
credit accumulated under subparagraph (B), if the Department
provides documented proof of a lesser amount of days of
participation in those programs, that proof shall control. If
the Department provides no documentary proof, the inmate's
proof as set forth in clause (ii) of subparagraph (B) shall
control as to the amount of sentence credit provided.
    (D) If the inmate has been convicted of a sex offense as
defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act,
sentencing credits under subparagraph (B) of this paragraph
(4) shall be awarded by the Department only if the conditions
set forth in paragraph (4.6) of subsection (a) are satisfied.
No inmate serving a term of natural life imprisonment shall
receive sentence credit under subparagraph (B) of this
paragraph (4).
    Educational, vocational, substance abuse, behavior
modification programs, life skills courses, re-entry planning,
and correctional industry programs under which sentence credit
may be earned under this paragraph (4) and paragraph (4.1) of
this subsection (a) shall be evaluated by the Department on
the basis of documented standards. The Department shall report
the results of these evaluations to the Governor and the
General Assembly by September 30th of each year. The reports
shall include data relating to the recidivism rate among
program participants.
    Availability of these programs shall be subject to the
limits of fiscal resources appropriated by the General
Assembly for these purposes. Eligible inmates who are denied
immediate admission shall be placed on a waiting list under
criteria established by the Department. The rules and
regulations shall provide that a prisoner who has been placed
on a waiting list but is transferred for non-disciplinary
reasons before beginning a program shall receive priority
placement on the waitlist for appropriate programs at the new
facility. The inability of any inmate to become engaged in any
such programs by reason of insufficient program resources or
for any other reason established under the rules and
regulations of the Department shall not be deemed a cause of
action under which the Department or any employee or agent of
the Department shall be liable for damages to the inmate. The
rules and regulations shall provide that a prisoner who begins
an educational, vocational, substance abuse, work-release
programs or activities in accordance with Article 13 of
Chapter III of this Code, behavior modification program, life
skills course, re-entry planning, or correctional industry
programs but is unable to complete the program due to illness,
disability, transfer, lockdown, or another reason outside of
the prisoner's control shall receive prorated sentence credits
for the days in which the prisoner did participate.
    (4.1) Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations shall also provide
that an additional 90 days of sentence credit shall be awarded
to any prisoner who passes high school equivalency testing
while the prisoner is committed to the Department of
Corrections. The sentence credit awarded under this paragraph
(4.1) shall be in addition to, and shall not affect, the award
of sentence credit under any other paragraph of this Section,
but shall also be pursuant to the guidelines and restrictions
set forth in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of this Section.
The sentence credit provided for in this paragraph shall be
available only to those prisoners who have not previously
earned a high school diploma or a high school equivalency
certificate. If, after an award of the high school equivalency
testing sentence credit has been made, the Department
determines that the prisoner was not eligible, then the award
shall be revoked. The Department may also award 90 days of
sentence credit to any committed person who passed high school
equivalency testing while he or she was held in pre-trial
detention prior to the current commitment to the Department of
Corrections. Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this
subsection (a), the rules and regulations shall provide that
an additional 120 days of sentence credit shall be awarded to
any prisoner who obtains an associate degree while the
prisoner is committed to the Department of Corrections,
regardless of the date that the associate degree was obtained,
including if prior to July 1, 2021 (the effective date of
Public Act 101-652). The sentence credit awarded under this
paragraph (4.1) shall be in addition to, and shall not affect,
the award of sentence credit under any other paragraph of this
Section, but shall also be under the guidelines and
restrictions set forth in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of
this Section. The sentence credit provided for in this
paragraph (4.1) shall be available only to those prisoners who
have not previously earned an associate degree prior to the
current commitment to the Department of Corrections. If, after
an award of the associate degree sentence credit has been made
and the Department determines that the prisoner was not
eligible, then the award shall be revoked. The Department may
also award 120 days of sentence credit to any committed person
who earned an associate degree while he or she was held in
pre-trial detention prior to the current commitment to the
Department of Corrections.
    Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this subsection
(a), the rules and regulations shall provide that an
additional 180 days of sentence credit shall be awarded to any
prisoner who obtains a bachelor's degree while the prisoner is
committed to the Department of Corrections. The sentence
credit awarded under this paragraph (4.1) shall be in addition
to, and shall not affect, the award of sentence credit under
any other paragraph of this Section, but shall also be under
the guidelines and restrictions set forth in paragraph (4) of
this subsection (a). The sentence credit provided for in this
paragraph shall be available only to those prisoners who have
not earned a bachelor's degree prior to the current commitment
to the Department of Corrections. If, after an award of the
bachelor's degree sentence credit has been made, the
Department determines that the prisoner was not eligible, then
the award shall be revoked. The Department may also award 180
days of sentence credit to any committed person who earned a
bachelor's degree while he or she was held in pre-trial
detention prior to the current commitment to the Department of
Corrections.
    Except as provided in paragraph (4.7) of this subsection
(a), the rules and regulations shall provide that an
additional 180 days of sentence credit shall be awarded to any
prisoner who obtains a master's or professional degree while
the prisoner is committed to the Department of Corrections.
The sentence credit awarded under this paragraph (4.1) shall
be in addition to, and shall not affect, the award of sentence
credit under any other paragraph of this Section, but shall
also be under the guidelines and restrictions set forth in
paragraph (4) of this subsection (a). The sentence credit
provided for in this paragraph shall be available only to
those prisoners who have not previously earned a master's or
professional degree prior to the current commitment to the
Department of Corrections. If, after an award of the master's
or professional degree sentence credit has been made, the
Department determines that the prisoner was not eligible, then
the award shall be revoked. The Department may also award 180
days of sentence credit to any committed person who earned a
master's or professional degree while he or she was held in
pre-trial detention prior to the current commitment to the
Department of Corrections.
    (4.2) The rules and regulations shall also provide that
any prisoner engaged in self-improvement programs, volunteer
work, or work assignments that are not otherwise eligible
activities under paragraph (4), shall receive up to 0.5 days
of sentence credit for each day in which the prisoner is
engaged in activities described in this paragraph.
    (4.5) The rules and regulations on sentence credit shall
also provide that when the court's sentencing order recommends
a prisoner for substance abuse treatment and the crime was
committed on or after September 1, 2003 (the effective date of
Public Act 93-354), the prisoner shall receive no sentence
credit awarded under clause (3) of this subsection (a) unless
he or she participates in and completes a substance abuse
treatment program. The Director of Corrections may waive the
requirement to participate in or complete a substance abuse
treatment program in specific instances if the prisoner is not
a good candidate for a substance abuse treatment program for
medical, programming, or operational reasons. Availability of
substance abuse treatment shall be subject to the limits of
fiscal resources appropriated by the General Assembly for
these purposes. If treatment is not available and the
requirement to participate and complete the treatment has not
been waived by the Director, the prisoner shall be placed on a
waiting list under criteria established by the Department. The
Director may allow a prisoner placed on a waiting list to
participate in and complete a substance abuse education class
or attend substance abuse self-help meetings in lieu of a
substance abuse treatment program. A prisoner on a waiting
list who is not placed in a substance abuse program prior to
release may be eligible for a waiver and receive sentence
credit under clause (3) of this subsection (a) at the
discretion of the Director.
    (4.6) The rules and regulations on sentence credit shall
also provide that a prisoner who has been convicted of a sex
offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender
Registration Act shall receive no sentence credit unless he or
she either has successfully completed or is participating in
sex offender treatment as defined by the Sex Offender
Management Board. However, prisoners who are waiting to
receive treatment, but who are unable to do so due solely to
the lack of resources on the part of the Department, may, at
either the Director's sole discretion, be awarded sentence
credit at a rate as the Director shall determine.
    (4.7) On or after January 1, 2018 (the effective date of
Public Act 100-3), sentence credit under paragraph (3), (4),
or (4.1) of this subsection (a) may be awarded to a prisoner
who is serving a sentence for an offense described in
paragraph (2), (2.3), (2.4), (2.5), or (2.6) for credit earned
on or after January 1, 2018 (the effective date of Public Act
100-3); provided, the award of the credits under this
paragraph (4.7) shall not reduce the sentence of the prisoner
to less than the following amounts:
        (i) 85% of his or her sentence if the prisoner is
    required to serve 85% of his or her sentence; or
        (ii) 60% of his or her sentence if the prisoner is
    required to serve 75% of his or her sentence, except if the
    prisoner is serving a sentence for gunrunning his or her
    sentence shall not be reduced to less than 75%.
        (iii) 100% of his or her sentence if the prisoner is
    required to serve 100% of his or her sentence.
    (5) Whenever the Department is to release any inmate
earlier than it otherwise would because of a grant of earned
sentence credit under paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of this
Section given at any time during the term, the Department
shall give reasonable notice of the impending release not less
than 14 days prior to the date of the release to the State's
Attorney of the county where the prosecution of the inmate
took place, and if applicable, the State's Attorney of the
county into which the inmate will be released. The Department
must also make identification information and a recent photo
of the inmate being released accessible on the Internet by
means of a hyperlink labeled "Community Notification of Inmate
Early Release" on the Department's World Wide Web homepage.
The identification information shall include the inmate's:
name, any known alias, date of birth, physical
characteristics, commitment offense, and county where
conviction was imposed. The identification information shall
be placed on the website within 3 days of the inmate's release
and the information may not be removed until either:
completion of the first year of mandatory supervised release
or return of the inmate to custody of the Department.
    (b) Whenever a person is or has been committed under
several convictions, with separate sentences, the sentences
shall be construed under Section 5-8-4 in granting and
forfeiting of sentence credit.
    (c) (1) The Department shall prescribe rules and
regulations for revoking sentence credit, including revoking
sentence credit awarded under paragraph (3) of subsection (a)
of this Section. The Department shall prescribe rules and
regulations establishing and requiring the use of a sanctions
matrix for revoking sentence credit. The Department shall
prescribe rules and regulations for suspending or reducing the
rate of accumulation of sentence credit for specific rule
violations, during imprisonment. These rules and regulations
shall provide that no inmate may be penalized more than one
year of sentence credit for any one infraction.
    (2) When the Department seeks to revoke, suspend, or
reduce the rate of accumulation of any sentence credits for an
alleged infraction of its rules, it shall bring charges
therefor against the prisoner sought to be so deprived of
sentence credits before the Prisoner Review Board as provided
in subparagraph (a)(4) of Section 3-3-2 of this Code, if the
amount of credit at issue exceeds 30 days, whether from one
infraction or cumulatively from multiple infractions arising
out of a single event, or when, during any 12-month period, the
cumulative amount of credit revoked exceeds 30 days except
where the infraction is committed or discovered within 60 days
of scheduled release. In those cases, the Department of
Corrections may revoke up to 30 days of sentence credit. The
Board may subsequently approve the revocation of additional
sentence credit, if the Department seeks to revoke sentence
credit in excess of 30 days. However, the Board shall not be
empowered to review the Department's decision with respect to
the loss of 30 days of sentence credit within any calendar year
for any prisoner or to increase any penalty beyond the length
requested by the Department.
    (3) The Director of the Department of Corrections or the
Director of Juvenile Justice, in appropriate cases, may
restore sentence credits which have been revoked, suspended,
or reduced. The Department shall prescribe rules and
regulations governing the restoration of sentence credits.
These rules and regulations shall provide for the automatic
restoration of sentence credits following a period in which
the prisoner maintains a record without a disciplinary
violation.
    Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the
Prisoner Review Board from ordering, pursuant to Section
3-3-9(a)(3)(i)(B), that a prisoner serve up to one year of the
sentence imposed by the court that was not served due to the
accumulation of sentence credit.
    (d) If a lawsuit is filed by a prisoner in an Illinois or
federal court against the State, the Department of
Corrections, or the Prisoner Review Board, or against any of
their officers or employees, and the court makes a specific
finding that a pleading, motion, or other paper filed by the
prisoner is frivolous, the Department of Corrections shall
conduct a hearing to revoke up to 180 days of sentence credit
by bringing charges against the prisoner sought to be deprived
of the sentence credits before the Prisoner Review Board as
provided in subparagraph (a)(8) of Section 3-3-2 of this Code.
If the prisoner has not accumulated 180 days of sentence
credit at the time of the finding, then the Prisoner Review
Board may revoke all sentence credit accumulated by the
prisoner.
    For purposes of this subsection (d):
        (1) "Frivolous" means that a pleading, motion, or
    other filing which purports to be a legal document filed
    by a prisoner in his or her lawsuit meets any or all of the
    following criteria:
            (A) it lacks an arguable basis either in law or in
        fact;
            (B) it is being presented for any improper
        purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary
        delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation;
            (C) the claims, defenses, and other legal
        contentions therein are not warranted by existing law
        or by a nonfrivolous argument for the extension,
        modification, or reversal of existing law or the
        establishment of new law;
            (D) the allegations and other factual contentions
        do not have evidentiary support or, if specifically so
        identified, are not likely to have evidentiary support
        after a reasonable opportunity for further
        investigation or discovery; or
            (E) the denials of factual contentions are not
        warranted on the evidence, or if specifically so
        identified, are not reasonably based on a lack of
        information or belief.
        (2) "Lawsuit" means a motion pursuant to Section 116-3
    of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, a habeas corpus
    action under Article X of the Code of Civil Procedure or
    under federal law (28 U.S.C. 2254), a petition for claim
    under the Court of Claims Act, an action under the federal
    Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 1983), or a second or
    subsequent petition for post-conviction relief under
    Article 122 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963
    whether filed with or without leave of court or a second or
    subsequent petition for relief from judgment under Section
    2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (e) Nothing in Public Act 90-592 or 90-593 affects the
validity of Public Act 89-404.
    (f) Whenever the Department is to release any inmate who
has been convicted of a violation of an order of protection
under Section 12-3.4 or 12-30 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or
the Criminal Code of 2012, earlier than it otherwise would
because of a grant of sentence credit, the Department, as a
condition of release, shall require that the person, upon
release, be placed under electronic surveillance as provided
in Section 5-8A-7 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 101-440, eff. 1-1-20; 101-652, eff. 7-1-21;
102-28, eff. 6-25-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/13/2022