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Old 12-10-2013, 01:42 PM
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Default Visits/phone calls/commissary for parole violator at Stateville?

If a parolee (an MSR-ee, technically) is taken to Stateville's NRC for an alleged violation, while he's waiting for his hearing is he allowed to have any visits, phone calls, or commissary?

It's my understanding that new inmates are not allowed these things, and I'm assuming it's because new inmates are typically not housed in the NRC for more than a couple of weeks before they're shipped elsewhere. But based on what I've read parole violators usually remain in the NRC for a month or more, plus they have already been in "the system", so I'm thinking they might be allowed some of these privileges.

I'm also recalling when my husband was housed at the NRC for a couple of weeks so he could attend a court hearing. He was allowed visits and a few phone calls but no commissary. (Maybe he would have eventually been allowed commissary but wasn't there long enough?) So I know that just being in the NRC doesn't necessarily mean zero privileges.

I tried to find the answer to my question online but found much conflicting info and lots of similar questions. So many thanks in advance to any person who can provide an answer, I'm sure it will be helpful to a lot of people, not just to me. If nobody knows, I'll call Stateville and find out and post the answer here.
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I think the correct answer to my question is:

Visits? No

Commissary? Yes, in a limited capacity, if the inmate is in Stateville for more than x weeks where I think x = 2.

Phone? Yes, but the inmate has to submit a phone list if the last time they were in Consolidated handled the phone service. The phone list might not be approved before the inmate is shipped to a regular prison.


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Old 03-25-2014, 05:24 PM
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Hi there.....well my lo has been in NRC for 45 days and I was lucky to speak with today. But I will tell u that they only go to commissary once a month at the end of the month and yes he has to submit a phone list to the idoc because securus has nothing to do with approving calls. Also if he is there more than 60 days he must be allowed visitors and hopefully by this time your lo phone list is approved by this time so he is able to make calls..
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:45 PM
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Thanks for adding to my info! I know someone is going to find it beneficial.

When I mentioned Securus it's because some of the guys going back on parole violations have PINs from Consolidated, the old phone provider, and need new Securus PINs. If the inmates already have Securus PINs, then it's just a matter of getting the phone lists approved. I think that's how it works.

I'm glad you were able to talk to your guy. Is he there for a new sentence? If so, 45 days in the NRC is pretty brutal! I know some of the court writ guys are there for that much and more, parole violators too.
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