The data shows that 1,436 men and 44 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons, four were veterans, and the median age was 30. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 73-year-old man sentenced in 2007.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Thurman Buckley. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 1996 when he was 23 years old. He is now 46.
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 crimes involving weapons.
Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in 2018