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Department of Corrections
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2020 FY 2019
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Department of Corrections $ 1,440,361.4 12,680.0 $ 1,448,941.6 12,451.0
Non-Reporting Programs
Back Wages  $ 98,099.5 N/A $ 133,949.2 N/A
Totals $ 1,538,460.9 12,680.0 $ 1,582,890.8 12,451.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Explanatory Notes

Fiscal year 2020 Back Wages are due to ratification of union contracts and terms within.

Agency Narrative

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is responsible for providing care, custody, treatment, and rehabilitation for adult offenders committed by the courts. The IDOC maintains and administers 29 correctional centers and manages a parole system for formerly incarcerated persons in the community. There is also an Adult Advisory Board and a Subcommittee on Women Offenders to provide guidance to the IDOC.

Achievements and Accountability

The Department implemented Rapid Results, an employee cost-savings suggestion program. This program has helped eliminate waste, reallocate resources, and streamline our operations.

The Department has also opened two Lifeskills Re-entry Centers designed to be a step-down program for those inmates who are close to being released from our system. As well, we continue community-based re-entry programs for inmates released back into society. These programs are designed to provide a wide array of services required by the parolee population to increase the likelihood of a successful reintegration into the community. Working in conjunction with the re-entry programs are the Transitional Jobs Program and the Statewide Job Preparation Program. These programs are designed to place parolees into everyday job programs and provide them the necessary skills to find employment.

Strategic Initiatives and Priorities

The IDOC will overhaul information technology infrastructure, partnering with IT experts in sister agencies, as part of an ongoing multi-year process to modernize all hardware and software systems. Modernizing IT resources is a key component of a new emphasis on prioritizing expenditures based on measurable outcomes. The IDOC will adopt uniform standards of data collection in facilities management, parole, and programmatic expenditures. This will enable the IDOC to mandate and ensure accountability based on numeric measures of performance.

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