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2018 Recap: Parolees in Bellwood convicted of homicide

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By West Cook News | Jul 5, 2019

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There were five offenders convicted of homicide released on parole in Bellwood during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that five men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for homicide was 42. The youngest parolee was a 31-year-old man sentenced in 2012, and the oldest was a 47-year-old man sentenced in 2015.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Ernest Russell. He was convicted of homicide in 1997 when he was 20 years old. He is now 42.

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 2018 who were convicted of homicide.

Prisoners convicted of homicide paroled in 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
177
5.7%
94.4%
43
Rockford
12
8.3%
91.7%
45
East Saint Louis
11
0%
100%
48
Chicago Heights
9
0%
100%
41
Kankakee
8
0%
100%
48
Harvey
7
28.6%
71.4%
40
Joliet
7
0%
100%
44
Berwyn
6
0%
100%
46
Dolton
5
0%
100%
44
Peoria
5
20%
80%
49
Bellwood
5
0%
100%
42
Aurora
5
20%
80%
41
Springfield
4
0%
100%
41
Maywood
4
0%
100%
31
Elgin
4
0%
100%
39
Decatur
4
50%
50%
38
Lansing
4
0%
100%
41
Broadview
3
33.3%
66.7%
40
Waukegan
3
0%
100%
54
Hazel Crest
2
0%
100%
38
Park Forest
2
0%
100%
45
Hillside
2
0%
100%
35
Effingham
2
0%
100%
52
Markham
2
50%
50%
36
River Grove
2
0%
100%
41
Dixon
2
0%
100%
45
Carbondale
2
0%
100%
44
West Frankfort
2
0%
100%
41
Bloomington
2
100%
0%
43
Centralia
2
0%
100%
53
Yorkville
2
0%
100%
38
Champaign
2
0%
100%
36
Alton
2
100%
0%
37
Normal
2
50%
50%
45
Danville
2
0%
100%
37
De Soto
2
0%
100%
50
Moline
1
0%
100%
38
Milan
1
100%
0%
35
North Chicago
1
0%
100%
41
Mound City
1
0%
100%
37
Pembroke Township
1
0%
100%
38
Ottawa
1
0%
100%
58
Olney
1
100%
0%
47
Oak Park
1
0%
100%
55
Oak Lawn
1
0%
100%
40
Petersburg
1
0%
100%
45
Poplar Grove
1
0%
100%
43
Wilmington
1
0%
100%
38
Westmont
1
0%
100%
45
Villa Park
1
0%
100%
48

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