Impact incarceration, also known as “Boot Camp,” is a program inside the Illinois Department of Correction that allows eligible individuals to significantly reduce their sentence. Impact Incarceration has earned the nickname “Boot Camp” because the program is based off the military style boot camp.
Boot camp is an alternative sentencing option available. Generally, those who receive boot camp are not eligible for probation. For example, people accused of Residential Burglary cannot receive probation. However, they may be eligible for boot camp. The benefit of boot camp is a person can plan on getting into the program and leaving the Illinois Department of Corrections within six months. The remainder of the sentence is stayed assuming that the individual does not violated their parole or mandatory supervised release.
To be eligible for boot camp, you must be under 35 years old, cannot be sentenced to over 8 years in the Department of Corrections, be charged with a boot camp eligible offense, and be physically and mentally fit.
If a person receives a boot camp recommendation, the individual must understand that it is simply a recommendation. The ultimate decision is up to the Illinois Department of Corrections. That said, it is very rare for a person who receives an impact incarceration recommendation not to be accepted into boot camp as long as they meet the statutory requirements.
If you believe you are eligible for boot camp or are looking to receive a boot camp recommendation for a pending case, contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office in Springfield, Illinois at (217) 414-8889 for a free and confidential consultation today to discuss your options.
Noll Law Office results!
People v. J.P. (2012)
J.P. had two residential burglary cases in Sangamon County and one residential burglary case in Christian County. J.P. hired a private attorney to handle all of these cases for him. The private attorney recommended that the plead guilty to 8 years in the Department of Corrections and would not go to trial for him. J.P. hired our office to get him a boot camp offer. We announced ready for trial in Christian County and, on the eve of trial, they dismissed all charges. We were then able to successfully negotiate for bootcamp for our client and he was out of Department of Corrections within 180 days.
People v. A.C. (2013)
A.C. was charged with conspiracy to commit methamphetamine production and possession of methamphetamine precursor. Our office did an extensive pretrial investigation and filed a motion for speedy trial. A.C. was looking at a sentence of 12-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Based upon our investigation and aggressive trial strategy, we were able to negotiate a reduced sentence of 3 years in the Department of Corrections with a bootcamp recommendation. Our client served approximately 150 days of incarceration.