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Welcome to ILLINOIS PRISON TALK, www.illinoisprisontalk.org - A Family Support Forum and Information Center for those interacting with the Illinois Department of Corrections. IPT members are comprised of family/friends of inmates, prison reform activists, ex-offenders, prisoner rights advocates and others interested in the well-being of Illinois prisoners. We encourage open discussion but please be tolerant of other's opinions. This website is protected by Copyright 2006-2019. All rights reserved. There are some private forums that require registration, please register.

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ILLINOIS PRISON LOCKDOWN STATUS

LOCKDOWN STATUS - ILLINOIS STATE PRISONS

Up-to-date lockdown status for all Illinois prisons

Moderator: Forevermah

77 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by Martha
in Re: Hill lockdown?
on January 02, 2019, 07:23:54 AM

ILLINOIS INMATE LOCATOR - SEARCH FOR IDOC INMATES

SEARCH FOR ILLINOIS INMATES HERE

Search the Illinois Department of Corrections Inmate Database

35 Posts
7 Topics

Last post by Jillia
in Re: Inmate page on websi...
on May 01, 2018, 10:25:16 AM

Child Boards: Cook County Jail Inmate Locator ~ Search Sheriff's database

NATIONWIDE INMATE LOCATOR (ALL 50 STATES) - FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS INMATE LOCATOR

SEARCH NATIONWIDE INMATE DATABASES

Search for inmates in all 50 States and the District of Columbia

1 Posts
1 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Federal Prison
on January 19, 2017, 02:56:17 PM

Child Boards: Federal Inmate Locator ~ Search US Federal Bureau of Prisons database

#1 ILLINOIS PRISON INFORMATION WEBSITE - GENERAL CATEGORY

GETTING STARTED....When a Loved One Enters the IDOC

Step by step pointers to understanding the process - 'what do I do first?' Q & A about Reception and Classification

672 Posts
78 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Updating IDOC Questi...
on November 23, 2018, 12:13:00 PM

VINE NOTIFICATION (Victim Information Notification Everyday)

Register to receive inmate transfer, release notification

Moderator: kah2006

178 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by Joy4archie
in Re: A New Service from ...
on February 10, 2016, 12:32:43 PM

HOW TO CONTACT IDOC Offices, DISTRICT DIRECTORS, PRISON REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS (PRB)

To contact IDOC offices, District Directors, FAQ's

143 Posts
26 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Can A Transfer be Re...
on May 30, 2017, 12:24:49 PM

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES -DHS

Services to help children and families at this difficult time of incarceration.

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

28 Posts
20 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: Transfers
on May 27, 2018, 04:13:38 PM

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Please post your questions about the IDOC in this forum. Someone will be along shortly to provide an answer

2557 Posts
365 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: TV Warranty
on January 03, 2019, 10:34:51 PM

ILLINOIS PRISON TALK MEDIA CENTER ~ Stateville Speaks On-Line, Prison Publication's, Media News Stories ~

"STATEVILLE SPEAKS" NEWSLETTER

Newsletter published with inmate input

Moderators: Forevermah, Bill

140 Posts
8 Topics

Last post by Keldan
in Work Release @ Statevill...
on July 25, 2018, 10:46:52 AM

ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS

Current media stories, Press releases and Comments

857 Posts
76 Topics

Last post by Meami
in Re: New laws passed in I...
on January 01, 2019, 10:19:17 PM

CORRECTIONS NEWS AROUND THE NATION

Current news articles in the field of Corrections and prison news across the US

Moderator: TimeStandsStill

198 Posts
98 Topics

Last post by Sunflwrs
in Re: Menard Death Sept 20...
on September 11, 2018, 05:29:34 PM

PRISON PUBLICATIONS

Links to Prison publications, see Stateville Speaks above

34 Posts
16 Topics

Last post by TimeStandsStill
in July 2013 IDOC Quarterly...
on August 15, 2013, 11:06:23 AM

ILLINOIS INMATE ART GALLERY

ILLINOIS INMATE ARTWORK

Stunning artwork created by inmates. All mediums featured: paintings, drawings, tattoos ~ discussion topics

Moderator: Tat2U

186 Posts
32 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: Art by Damon Fisher,...
on September 04, 2017, 01:33:22 PM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SYSTEM, MAILING REGULATIONS, INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

SETTING UP ILLINOIS PRISON PHONE SERVICE - FAQ's

All Illinois prisons use mandatory accounts for inmate calls - Securus Technologies

Moderator: kah2006

1266 Posts
49 Topics

Last post by tmfreeman
in Re: MP3 players at Taylo...
on December 23, 2018, 11:40:35 AM

SENDING MAIL, BOOKS, MUSIC, PHOTOS TO ILLINOIS INMATES

Information regarding the mailing of letters, packages, recorded music to IDOC facilities

Moderator: Gizgirl2

897 Posts
78 Topics

Last post by Meami
in Re: What magazine's can ...
on January 01, 2019, 10:15:41 PM

INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

How to put 'money on the books' for IDOC inmates - money orders, Western Union, commissary

Moderator: me

311 Posts
41 Topics

Last post by onlyson
in Lincoln Correctional
on January 02, 2019, 12:55:55 PM

BOOKS TO INMATES

Services, organizations providing books to prisoners - ordering info

Moderator: jdmlt

134 Posts
15 Topics

Last post by brsgrl75
in Re: Catalogs to order fr...
on April 29, 2018, 09:24:25 AM

BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS

Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

Moderator: Forevermah

171 Posts
18 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Ms Lewis Transportat...
on September 21, 2018, 02:00:30 PM

INDIVIDUAL ILLINOIS PRISON PROFILES - Visiting, Directions, Facility Specific Information -

VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS

IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions

Moderator: Gizgirl2

1106 Posts
101 Topics

Last post by kristyski1
in Re: Pinckneyville is now...
on December 17, 2018, 08:50:45 PM

INDIVIDUAL PRISON PROFILES (Includes Cook County Jail)

Prison specific information for each IDOC facility - visiting hours, address, rules, summary of each

509 Posts
43 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: ILLINOIS RIVER Corre...
on January 01, 2019, 10:09:56 PM

Child Boards: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (includes Federal Illinois prisons and Federal Inmate Locator)
IDOC BOOT CAMPS

3202 Posts
174 Topics

Last post by Terry Buhrmester
in Re: What kind of shoes s...
on December 15, 2018, 05:33:04 PM

Child Boards: COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S BOOT CAMP
ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTERS - (IYC's)

Information about Illinois' eight youth centers

40 Posts
9 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Illinois Youth Cente...
on September 13, 2012, 10:54:24 AM

ILLINOIS ADULT TRANSISTIONS CENTER - (ATC'S)

Information about Illinois' eight Adult transition centers

820 Posts
91 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: Crossroads ATC
on December 28, 2018, 10:11:21 AM

ILLINOIS PRISON PHOTOGRAPHS, STATE MAP OF PRISONS

"PRISON BREAK" PHOTO COLLECTION - (to view other Illinois prison photos, please register)

Photos of Old Joliet State Prison - setting for filming of TV Series "Prison Break"

10 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by blueroses64
in Re: Deal In The Works Fo...
on March 21, 2013, 10:47:30 AM

STATE MAP OF PRISONS

Illinois Map locating all DOC facilities and Federal Camps

8 Posts
5 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Illinois State County Ma...
on February 21, 2009, 09:10:28 AM

LAWS AND LEGISLATION, ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, IDOC DISCIPLINARY CODE/POLICIES

LEGAL RESOURCES, LEGAL HELP, LINKS

Links to legal aid, forms, resources, publications, organizations

558 Posts
103 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: parold options
on April 04, 2018, 04:11:40 PM

Child Boards: Law Library Legal Packets
PENDING LEGISLATION, COURT RULINGS

New legislation, court rulings, proposed legislation

845 Posts
104 Topics

Last post by robin in ohio
in Re: Public Act 099-0938
on September 30, 2018, 04:19:19 PM

ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES

Links to Compiled Statutes- reference material

58 Posts
14 Topics

Last post by holdinitdown
in Re: OLD - Illinois Statu...
on December 24, 2017, 11:47:30 PM

Child Boards: Title 20 - Regulating Illinois Prisons
IDOC POLICY CHANGES

Updated Policy changes and Directives

89 Posts
12 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Escape Risk Designat...
on January 21, 2017, 09:22:01 AM

INMATE ISSUES - DEATH PENALTY, PAROLE, TRANSFERS, SENTENCING, INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT, VETERAN BENEFITS

SENTENCING

All Sentencing Topics (except figuring 'Good Time')

Moderator: Dazzler

1241 Posts
146 Topics

Last post by Strongwife
in Re: 45 days or less in I...
on April 14, 2018, 11:00:26 PM

SENTENCE CREDIT - CLEMENCY - EXPUNGEMENT

How to figure inmate good time, earlier release - sample Clemency petition/guidelines

Moderator: Dazzler

573 Posts
58 Topics

Last post by Father
in Re: Update on EDSC (Form...
on January 01, 2019, 10:06:54 PM

PAROLE/RE-ENTRY

Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

Moderator: Forevermah

1114 Posts
100 Topics

Last post by willied
in Re: Parole Information
on December 19, 2018, 08:14:06 PM

IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS

Information and discussion - transferring from facilities

1027 Posts
113 Topics

Last post by sarashane
in Re: Transfer day
on July 10, 2018, 07:34:18 PM

DEATH PENALTY & 'LWOP' TOPICS

Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions

624 Posts
121 Topics

Last post by benjamin.sangraal
in Re: The Death Penalty
on June 15, 2016, 12:52:33 PM

JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES

Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues

453 Posts
133 Topics

Last post by sonshine
in Re: Study, Lawmakers Con...
on October 12, 2015, 10:33:00 PM

WOMEN INMATE ISSUES

Topics related to the special needs of women prisoners

Moderator: Susan

223 Posts
60 Topics

Last post by Gwheft
in Re: Logan CC
on April 27, 2016, 04:14:53 PM

INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT FOR OFFENDING ADULTS

Transferring Parolees to Other States - Link to text of complete interstate agreement

316 Posts
54 Topics

Last post by Forevermah
in Re: Contact information ...
on March 12, 2018, 08:03:09 AM

US VETERAN'S BENEFITS

Services and Benefits Available to Incarcerated Veterans and Parolees - moderated by Veteran member

17 Posts
6 Topics

Last post by cmb0757
in Re: Programs/Benefits Fo...
on March 27, 2011, 11:59:54 AM

PRISON ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

VICTIMS FOR PAROLE

Victims supporting parole, please share your stories

24 Posts
3 Topics

Last post by Tcwriter
in Re: One Victim's Experie...
on December 21, 2017, 01:51:48 PM

PRISON ACTIVISM/ACTIVITIES

There are many fine groups working to better our prisons. Please post information regarding Prison actiivism in this forum

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Last post by willied
in Re: JHA
on December 11, 2018, 02:56:25 PM

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