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Q1 2019 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of drug crimes

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By West Cook News | Jul 9, 2019


There were 452 offenders convicted of drug crimes released on parole in Chicago during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that 413 men and 39 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes, seven were veterans, and the median age was 39. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 72-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Alex A. Castano. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 1997 when he was 36 years old. He is now 58.

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 drug crimes.

Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in Q1 2019

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
452
8.6%
91.4%
39
Peoria
40
10%
90%
40
Rockford
34
2.9%
97.1%
35
Kankakee
28
3.6%
96.4%
40
Decatur
23
8.7%
91.3%
34
Joliet
23
4.4%
95.7%
34
Springfield
17
11.8%
88.2%
39
Aurora
13
15.4%
84.6%
38
East Saint Louis
12
25%
75%
38
Elgin
11
18.2%
81.8%
39
Cicero
10
10%
90%
30
Champaign
10
20%
80%
36
Bloomington
9
22.2%
77.8%
31
Marion
9
0%
100%
39
Chicago Heights
9
11.1%
88.9%
46
Maywood
9
0%
100%
45
Quincy
9
11.1%
88.9%
45
Rock Island
8
0%
100%
40
Urbana
8
0%
100%
38
Waukegan
8
0%
100%
34
Calumet City
7
14.3%
85.7%
35
Granite City
7
28.6%
71.4%
37
Bolingbrook
7
0%
100%
35
Zion
6
0%
100%
31
Belleville
6
16.7%
83.3%
33
Danville
6
0%
100%
35
Jacksonville
5
60%
40%
40
Bellwood
5
0%
100%
30
Freeport
5
0%
100%
31
Dolton
5
40%
60%
37
Lincoln
5
40%
60%
41
Normal
5
20%
80%
34
Alton
5
20%
80%
36
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
45
Centralia
4
25%
75%
29
Galesburg
4
25%
75%
36
Naperville
4
50%
50%
36
Riverdale
4
0%
100%
45
Charleston
4
0%
100%
35
East Moline
4
0%
100%
33
Mattoon
4
0%
100%
36
Mount Vernon
4
75%
25%
46
Pekin
4
25%
75%
38
Paris
4
25%
75%
39
Olney
4
50%
50%
41
Mchenry
4
25%
75%
39
Taylorville
3
33.3%
66.7%
34
Harvey
3
0%
100%
30
Romeoville
3
0%
100%
33
Round Lake
3
0%
100%
32

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