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Prisoner E-Filing

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Corrections to allow the electronic transmission of prisoner pleadings to the court for electronic filing by court personnel. The Southern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois have now partnered to expand this project. Digital senders have been placed at nine IDOC facilities for submitting filings electronically to both district courts.

The documents below are posted as a resource for other courts and state corrections departments who might be interested in this process. Additional information is available from the website of the Central District of Illinois.

Documents Related to Scanning Prisoner Pleadings for E-Filing by the Court
Article in The Third Branch newsletter about the prisoner e-filing initiative in the Central District of Illinois
User manual for the HP 9250c digital sender (courtesy of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.).
General Order 2018-0014 for the project expansion signed by the Chief Judges of the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois. (Supersedes General Order 2015-05)

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