The data shows that 274 men and 30 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes against persons, three were veterans, and the median age was 34. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 67-year-old man sentenced in 2015.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Richard Benton. He was convicted of a crime against a person in 1994 when he was 20 years old. He is now 45.
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 during the second half of 2018 who were convicted of crimes against persons.
Prisoners convicted of crimes against persons paroled in July-Dec. 2018