The data shows that 167 men and 10 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for homicide, five were veterans, and the median age was 43. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 77-year-old man sentenced in 1978.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Charles Smith. He was convicted of homicide in 1972 when he was 25 years old. He is now 73.
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