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July-Dec. 2018 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of homicide

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By West Cook News | Jul 25, 2019


There were 91 offenders convicted of homicide released on parole in Chicago during the second half of 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that 87 men and four women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for homicide, two were veterans, and the median age was 41. 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 Michael Henderson. He was convicted of homicide in 1974 when he was 21 years old. He is now 66.

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 homicide.

Prisoners convicted of homicide paroled in July-Dec. 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
91
4.4%
95.6%
41
Rockford
7
14.3%
85.7%
47
East Saint Louis
6
0%
100%
46
Chicago Heights
5
0%
100%
35
Kankakee
5
0%
100%
53
Dolton
4
0%
100%
46
Aurora
4
25%
75%
39
Berwyn
4
0%
100%
42
Harvey
3
33.3%
66.7%
35
Decatur
3
33.3%
66.7%
38
Joliet
3
0%
100%
48
Bellwood
3
0%
100%
45
Elgin
3
0%
100%
39
Peoria
2
0%
100%
45
Effingham
2
0%
100%
52
Maywood
2
0%
100%
27
Lansing
2
0%
100%
43
Dixon
2
0%
100%
45
De Soto
2
0%
100%
50
Waukegan
2
0%
100%
64
Springfield
2
0%
100%
49
Danville
2
0%
100%
37
Midlothian
1
0%
100%
42
Moline
1
0%
100%
38
Zion
1
0%
100%
39
Mchenry
1
100%
0%
20
Normal
1
0%
100%
40
Oak Lawn
1
0%
100%
40
Oak Park
1
0%
100%
55
Ullin
1
0%
100%
29
Taylorville
1
100%
0%
45
Ottawa
1
0%
100%
58
Rutland
1
0%
100%
38
West Frankfort
1
0%
100%
35
Riverdale
1
0%
100%
64
Richton Park
1
0%
100%
26
Poplar Grove
1
0%
100%
43
Sterling
1
100%
0%
31
Olney
1
100%
0%
47
Pembroke Township
1
0%
100%
38
Park Forest
1
0%
100%
55
Mound City
1
0%
100%
37
Matteson
1
0%
100%
42
Evergreen Park
1
0%
100%
42
Eureka
1
0%
100%
57
Addison
1
0%
100%
42
Champaign
1
0%
100%
41
Centralia
1
0%
100%
66
Carol Stream
1
100%
0%
30
Carbon Cliff
1
0%
100%
41

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