The data shows that 68 men and four women were released in the Bellwood zip code. The median age of the parolees was 36. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2017, and the oldest was a 56-year-old man convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2017.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Ernest Russell. He was convicted of homicide in 1997, when he was 21 years old. He is now 43.
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.