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Q1 2019 Recap: Parolees in Bellwood convicted of crimes involving weapons

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By West Cook News | Jul 1, 2019


There were three offenders convicted of crimes involving weapons released on parole in Bellwood during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that three men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons was 38. The youngest parolee was a 27-year-old man sentenced in 2013, and the oldest was a 45-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Brandon T. Jones. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2013 when he was 21 years old. He is now 27.

Under state law, paroled offenders are still in legal custody of the IDOC, meaning they can be taken back to a correctional center at any time if the state has probable cause or a warrant.

The table below shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in Q1 2019 who were convicted of crimes involving weapons.

Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in Q1 2019

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
403
2%
98%
30
Rockford
26
0%
100%
29
Joliet
22
0%
100%
30
Chicago Heights
13
7.7%
92.3%
29
Springfield
12
0%
100%
32
Dolton
12
0%
100%
32
Peoria
11
0%
100%
30
Blue Island
10
0%
100%
28
Decatur
9
0%
100%
28
East Saint Louis
9
0%
100%
31
Riverdale
9
0%
100%
29
Harvey
8
0%
100%
32
Maywood
7
0%
100%
28
Lansing
6
0%
100%
29
Waukegan
6
0%
100%
29
Aurora
6
16.7%
83.3%
27
Cicero
5
0%
100%
29
North Chicago
5
0%
100%
26
Kankakee
5
0%
100%
32
Park Forest
4
0%
100%
27
Danville
4
0%
100%
31
Hillside
4
0%
100%
32
Marion
4
0%
100%
34
Alton
4
0%
100%
29
Oak Lawn
4
0%
100%
28
Quincy
3
33.3%
66.7%
29
Hazel Crest
3
0%
100%
40
Crete
3
0%
100%
34
Dekalb
3
0%
100%
28
Urbana
3
0%
100%
27
Belleville
3
0%
100%
41
Bellwood
3
0%
100%
38
Belvidere
3
0%
100%
27
Bloomington
3
0%
100%
29
Midlothian
3
0%
100%
30
Markham
3
0%
100%
34
Champaign
3
0%
100%
27
Mount Vernon
2
0%
100%
36
Franklin Park
2
0%
100%
26
Freeport
2
0%
100%
28
Mount Prospect
2
50%
50%
37
Galesburg
2
0%
100%
29
Madison
2
0%
100%
29
Plainfield
2
0%
100%
29
Pekin
2
0%
100%
38
Lockport
2
0%
100%
26
Lombard
2
0%
100%
22
Normal
2
0%
100%
24
Murphysboro
2
50%
50%
41
Moline
2
0%
100%
24

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