Illinoise Prison Talk – Information Center

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to ILLINOIS PRISON TALK – A Family Support resource 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 in comments below every post but please be tolerant of other’s opinions. This website is protected by Copyright 2006-2021. All rights reserved. There are some private resources that require registration, please register.

Our resource covers the following topics and provides the following information

LOCKDOWN STATUS – ILLINOIS STATE PRISONS

Up-to-date lockdown status for all Illinois prisons

ILLINOIS INMATE LOCATOR – SEARCH FOR IDOC INMATES

SEARCH FOR ILLINOIS INMATES HERE

Search the Illinois Department of Corrections Inmate 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

ILLINOIS PRISON INFORMATION – 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
  • VINE NOTIFICATION (Victim Information Notification Everyday)

    Register to receive inmate transfer, release notification
  • HOW TO CONTACT IDOC Offices, DISTRICT DIRECTORS, PRISON REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS (PRB)

    To contact IDOC offices, District Directors, FAQ’s
  • ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES -DHS

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

ILLINOIS PRISON TALK MEDIA CENTER

Stateville Speaks On-Line, Prison Publication’s, Media News Stories

  • “STATEVILLE SPEAKS” NEWSLETTER

    Newsletter published with inmate input
  • ILLINOIS PRISON NEWS

    Current media stories, Press releases and Comments
  • CORRECTIONS NEWS AROUND THE NATION

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

    Links to Prison publications, see Stateville Speaks above

ILLINOIS INMATE ART GALLERY (ARTWORK)

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

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
  • SENDING MAIL, BOOKS, MUSIC, PHOTOS TO ILLINOIS INMATES

    Information regarding the mailing of letters, packages, recorded music to IDOC facilities
  • INMATE TRUST ACCOUNTS

    How to put ‘money on the books’ for IDOC inmates – money orders, Western Union, commissary
  • BOOKS TO INMATES

    Services, organizations providing books to prisoners – ordering info
  • BUS SERVICES TO ILLINOIS PRISONS

    Transportation services available to Illinois Prisons

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

  • VISITING ILLINOIS PRISONS

    IDOC Visiting rules, tips, discussions

  • INDIVIDUAL PRISON PROFILES (Includes Cook County Jail)

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

  • IDOC BOOT CAMPS

  • ILLINOIS YOUTH CENTERS – (IYC’s)

    Information about Illinois’ eight youth centers

  • ILLINOIS ADULT TRANSISTIONS CENTER – (ATC’S)

    Information about Illinois’ eight Adult transition centers

ILLINOIS PRISON PHOTOGRAPHS, STATE MAP OF PRISONS

  • “PRISON BREAK” PHOTO COLLECTION

    Photos of Old Joliet State Prison – setting for filming of TV Series “Prison Break”

  • STATE MAP OF PRISONS

    Illinois Map locating all DOC facilities and Federal Camps

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

  • LEGAL RESOURCES, LEGAL HELP, LINKS

    Links to legal aid, forms, resources, publications, organizations
  • PENDING LEGISLATION, COURT RULINGS

    New legislation, court rulings, proposed legislation
  • ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES

    Links to Compiled Statutes- reference material
  • IDOC POLICY CHANGES

    Updated Policy changes and Directives

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

  • SENTENCING

    All Sentencing Topics (except figuring ‘Good Time’)

  • SENTENCE CREDIT – CLEMENCY – EXPUNGEMENT

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

  • PAROLE/RE-ENTRY

    Information Pertaining to Parole and Re-entry Services

  • IDOC INMATE TRANSFERS

    Information and discussion – transferring from facilities

  • DEATH PENALTY & ‘LWOP’ TOPICS

    Death Penalty, Moratorium, Life Without Parole, Execution Discussions

  • JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES

    Discussion and information board for juvenile justice issues

  • WOMEN INMATE ISSUES

    Topics related to the special needs of women prisoners

  • INTERSTATE COMPACT AGREEMENT FOR OFFENDING ADULTS

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

  • US VETERAN’S BENEFITS

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

PRISON ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

  • VICTIMS FOR PAROLE

    Victims supporting parole, please share your stories

  • PRISON ACTIVISM/ACTIVITIES

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