Rep. Carol Ammons

Filed: 3/24/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2738 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-7-2 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-7-2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-7-2)
7    Sec. 3-7-2. Facilities.
8    (a) All institutions and facilities of the Department shall
9provide every committed person with access to toilet
10facilities, barber facilities, bathing facilities at least
11once each week, a library of legal materials and published
12materials including newspapers and magazines approved by the
13Director. A committed person may not receive any materials that
14the Director deems pornographic.
15    (b) (Blank).
16    (c) All institutions and facilities of the Department shall



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1provide facilities for every committed person to leave his cell
2for at least one hour each day unless the chief administrative
3officer determines that it would be harmful or dangerous to the
4security or safety of the institution or facility.
5    (d) All institutions and facilities of the Department shall
6provide every committed person with a wholesome and nutritional
7diet at regularly scheduled hours, drinking water, clothing
8adequate for the season, bedding, soap and towels and medical
9and dental care.
10    (e) All institutions and facilities of the Department shall
11permit every committed person to send and receive an unlimited
12number of uncensored letters, provided, however, that the
13Director may order that mail be inspected and read for reasons
14of the security, safety or morale of the institution or
16    (f) All of the institutions and facilities of the
17Department shall permit every committed person to receive
18in-person visitors and video contact, except in case of abuse
19of the visiting privilege or when the chief administrative
20officer determines that such visiting would be harmful or
21dangerous to the security, safety or morale of the institution
22or facility. The chief administrative officer shall have the
23right to restrict visitation to non-contact visits, video, or
24other forms of non-contact visits for reasons of safety,
25security, and order, including, but not limited to, restricting
26contact visits for committed persons engaged in gang activity.



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1No committed person in a super maximum security facility or on
2disciplinary segregation is allowed contact visits. Any
3committed person found in possession of illegal drugs or who
4fails a drug test shall not be permitted contact visits for a
5period of at least 6 months. Any committed person involved in
6gang activities or found guilty of assault committed against a
7Department employee shall not be permitted contact visits for a
8period of at least 6 months. The Department shall offer every
9visitor appropriate written information concerning HIV and
10AIDS, including information concerning how to contact the
11Illinois Department of Public Health for counseling
12information. The Department shall develop the written
13materials in consultation with the Department of Public Health.
14The Department shall ensure that all such information and
15materials are culturally sensitive and reflect cultural
16diversity as appropriate. Implementation of the changes made to
17this Section by this amendatory Act of the 94th General
18Assembly is subject to appropriation. The Department shall seek
19the lowest possible cost to provide video calling and shall
20charge to the extent of recovering any demonstrated costs of
21providing video calling. The Department shall not make a
22commission or profit from video calling services. Nothing in
23this Section shall be construed to permit video calling instead
24of in-person visitation.
25    (f-5) (Blank).
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1permit religious ministrations and sacraments to be available
2to every committed person, but attendance at religious services
3shall not be required.
4    (h) Within 90 days after December 31, 1996, the Department
5shall prohibit the use of curtains, cell-coverings, or any
6other matter or object that obstructs or otherwise impairs the
7line of vision into a committed person's cell.
8(Source: P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)".