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2018 Recap: Parolees in Riverside convicted of crimes involving alcohol

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By West Cook News | Sep 10, 2019

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There were two offenders convicted of crimes involving alcohol released on parole in Riverside during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that a man and woman were released in Riverside. The younger parolee was a 41-year-old man sentenced in 2017. The other was a 51-year-old woman sentenced in 2016.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Wanda Richardson. She was convicted of a crime involving alcohol in 2016 when she was 48 years old. She is now 51.

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 alcohol.

Prisoners convicted of crimes involving alcohol paroled in 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
353
6.5%
93.5%
43
Kankakee
48
0%
100%
37
Joliet
26
11.5%
88.5%
44
Rockford
26
15.4%
84.6%
42
Decatur
22
22.7%
77.3%
40
Elgin
19
10.5%
89.5%
42
Aurora
18
22.2%
77.8%
43
Broadview
17
0%
100%
40
Springfield
14
14.3%
85.7%
40
Cicero
13
0%
100%
39
Blue Island
13
0%
100%
43
Champaign
11
18.2%
81.8%
38
Waukegan
8
0%
100%
46
Calumet City
8
0%
100%
42
Des Plaines
8
12.5%
87.5%
49
Peoria
8
0%
100%
43
Chicago Heights
7
0%
100%
40
Melrose Park
6
0%
100%
46
Bloomington
6
0%
100%
48
Maywood
6
0%
100%
36
Marion
6
0%
100%
41
Zion
5
0%
100%
50
Tinley Park
5
0%
100%
50
Bolingbrook
5
0%
100%
38
Carpentersville
5
20%
80%
44
Streamwood
5
0%
100%
38
Arlington Heights
5
20%
80%
42
East Peoria
5
40%
60%
45
Harvey
5
0%
100%
43
Pekin
4
0%
100%
39
Lansing
4
0%
100%
42
Steger
4
0%
100%
49
Morris
4
0%
100%
48
East Saint Louis
4
50%
50%
47
Riverdale
4
25%
75%
33
Downers Grove
4
25%
75%
48
North Chicago
4
0%
100%
51
Plainfield
4
25%
75%
41
Colona
4
25%
75%
47
Ottawa
4
25%
75%
49
Urbana
4
0%
100%
48
Antioch
4
25%
75%
45
South Holland
4
0%
100%
35
Belvidere
4
50%
50%
44
Ullin
4
0%
100%
49
Woodstock
4
0%
100%
37
Wheeling
4
25%
75%
32
Taylorville
3
0%
100%
38
Bellwood
3
0%
100%
43
Bensenville
3
0%
100%
41

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