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The Illinois Department of Corrections Offender Management Systems Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) maintains three offender related management systems. The Offender Tracking System (OTS) tracks adult offenders committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) from reception and classification through release on parole or mandatory supervisory release, and subsequent discharge or return to IDOC custody. The Juvenile Tracking System (JTS) tracks juvenile offenders from reception and classification through release on parole and subsequent discharge or return to custody. The Visitor Tracking System (VTS) tracks visitor and volunteer information.

How the Offender Management Systems Work

The Offender Tracking System, the Juvenile Tracking System, and the Visitor Tracking System are mainframe computer applications, which run on an IBM R56 mainframe. The computer is located in Springfield and is run by Central Management Services (CMS). A statewide network connects all IDOC offices around the state to the centralized Springfield database. There are currently twenty-six adult institutions, nine juvenile institutions, eleven adult transition centers, and thirty-five parole offices connected to the system. A unique five-digit IDOC number links information on persons in custody. State Identification (SID) number, FBI number, and Social Security number are also collected. IDOC officials, however, have expressed concern that some SID numbers forwarded to them and entered into their system are incorrect, and there is currently no automated process for entering corrections received from ISP.

Information is distributed daily by the IDOC to the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) system of the Illinois State Police (ISP), the Illinois Automated Victim Notification (AVN) system, the Internet, and internally within the IDOC. The ISP file includes all IDOC admissions; status changes including parole, discharge, escape, and bond; sex offender registry information; parolee address changes and out of state parolees. The sex offender registry file lists inmates who must register as sex offenders after release based upon offense information. IDOC internal applications include Correctional Intelligence, Institutional Graphics, and Photo ID.

Participants

There are currently over 6,000 terminals and PC workstations with access to the system. Users include IDOC employees, other government agencies, and limited public Internet access. Government agency access includes the State Police, the Chicago Police Department, the Illinois Prison Review Board, the Illinois Attorney General, and the Cook County Jail. Public Internet access is limited to inquiry level read-only data containing name and IDOC number, sentencing information, and location of incarceration. IDOC reports that they are currently working on a new website with additional information designed specifically for law enforcement agencies and are working to combine data and images.

OTS and JTS Data

Data is gathered from mittimus papers and other court documents that accompany new inmates, inmate self-reports, and staff observation. The transfer of court and sentencing documents is governed by 20 Ill. Admin. Code 107/20 (a). IDOC administrative directives, rules, policy statements, and routine audits govern the timeliness and accuracy of the data. IDOC reports that they are not experiencing any problems with the collection of the data. Both OTS and JTS provide real-time, on-line entry and retrieval capabilities for offender information in each of the areas listed below:

  • RECEPTION
    • General Admission Data
    • Alias
    • Social & Psychological Information
    • Emergency Contacts
    • Education/Occupation


  • ADMISSION
    • New Sentence
    • Parole/MSR Violators
    • Special Admissions


  • MOVEMENT
    • Admissions
    • Between Institutions or Outside Institution
    • Parole
    • Discharge
    • Movement History


  • SENTENCE CALCULATION
    • Mittimus, Offense, Class of Crime, Committing County & Sentence Length
    • Time Adjustments
    • Minimum & Maximum Release Dates


  • CLASSIFICATION/RECLASSIFICATION
    • Security Level
    • Escape Risk


  • HOUSING PLACEMENT
    • Current Living Unit
    • Historical Data


  • MEDICAL
    • Chronic Illness
    • Medical Exceptions
    • Exam Dates
    • Special Diets


  • PROGRAMS/ASSIGNMENTS
    • Job Assignments
    • Special Program Participation
    • Educational/Vocational Programs
    • Program Attendance
    • Class Rosters
    • Inmate Payroll
    • Historical Data


  • POPULATION COUNTS
    • Cell Changes & Movement in & Out of Facility
    • Population Count


  • TRANSFERS
    • Between Institutions
    • Inmate Transfer Requests
    • Transfer Coordinator's review


  • WARRANTS
    • Logging & maintenance of felony warrants or hold orders issued for an offender.
    • IDOC Warrants Issued by IDOC
    • Non-IDOC warrants issued by any law enforcement agency or court.
    • Immigration Warrants


  • WRITS/BONDS/FURLOUGHS
    • Movement Schedules


  • PAROLE/PAROLE PREP
    • Residential/Program Placements
    • Parole Agent Assignment & History
    • Parole Supervision Levels & History
    • History of Parole Addresses
    • Parole Agent Contact Information

VTS Data

VTS provides real-time, on-line entry and retrieval capabilities for offender information in each of the following areas:

  • INMATE VISITOR LISTS


  • VISIT HISTORIES


  • STOP ORDERS


  • VOLUNTEER SERVICES AND HOURS

 

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New Publications

"2011 Annual Report"

Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) 2011 Annual Report

The Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) 2011 Annual Report outlines the current activities of the IIJIS Board toward the enhanced sharing of justice information throughout Illinois.

[PDF (15 pp.) ]

"Privacy Policy Guidance Volume 1"

Privacy policy guidance for Illinois integrated justice information systems

This report concentrates on the traditional justice information sharing because this data underlies the day-to-day operation of the justice system. Specifically, this report: identifies and discusses several of the privacy issues confronting the enhanced collection, analysis, and sharing of justice information made possible by advancing computer technologies; sets forth the types of information sharing that are mandated by existing federal and state requirements; and contains the Privacy Policy Subcommittees recommendations concerning the proper treatment of justice information.

[PDF (73 pp.) ]

IIJIS Informational Brochure

Information is the backbone of every aspect of the public safety process. Justice cannot be fairly and properly administered without complete and accurate information.

In today's public safety processes, many inadequacies exist in the collection, storage, and dissemination of information needed to make justice administration decisions, deploy resources, improve operational effectiveness and most importantly, protect citizens.

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