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Q4 2018 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of drug crimes

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2019

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There were 493 offenders convicted of drug crimes released on parole in Chicago during the fourth quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Chicago City Wire.

The data shows that 452 men and 41 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes, four were veterans, and the median age was 39. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 70-year-old man sentenced in 2016.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Arnold Day. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 1994 when he was 21 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 Q4 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.

Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in Q4 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
493
8.3%
91.7%
39
Springfield
27
7.4%
92.6%
36
Rockford
24
16.7%
83.3%
32
Aurora
22
31.8%
68.2%
39
Peoria
19
5.3%
94.7%
34
Joliet
18
5.6%
94.4%
34
Kankakee
18
0%
100%
41
Bloomington
14
21.4%
78.6%
37
Decatur
12
16.7%
83.3%
36
Waukegan
11
9.1%
90.9%
39
Granite City
11
27.3%
72.7%
35
Quincy
11
9.1%
90.9%
42
Freeport
10
20%
80%
34
Maywood
10
10%
90%
44
Centralia
10
20%
80%
35
Danville
9
11.1%
88.9%
41
Calumet City
9
0%
100%
43
East Saint Louis
9
0%
100%
36
Rock Island
8
0%
100%
36
Harvey
8
12.5%
87.5%
46
Chicago Heights
8
0%
100%
37
Urbana
7
0%
100%
34
Champaign
6
0%
100%
32
Olney
6
50%
50%
42
Marion
6
16.7%
83.3%
42
Pekin
6
16.7%
83.3%
38
Mount Vernon
6
33.3%
66.7%
36
Robinson
6
33.3%
66.7%
42
Elgin
5
0%
100%
34
Galesburg
5
40%
60%
35
Berwyn
5
0%
100%
48
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
40
Alton
5
40%
60%
36
Collinsville
5
40%
60%
47
Carpentersville
5
0%
100%
32
East Moline
4
0%
100%
37
Des Plaines
4
0%
100%
36
Dekalb
4
25%
75%
32
Belleville
4
25%
75%
33
Plainfield
4
25%
75%
34
Bolingbrook
4
0%
100%
37
Moline
4
0%
100%
34
Riverdale
4
0%
100%
36
Harrisburg
4
25%
75%
34
Montgomery
4
25%
75%
40
Paris
4
0%
100%
35
Newton
3
0%
100%
56
Pontiac
3
0%
100%
27
Sterling
3
0%
100%
32
Vandalia
3
66.7%
33.3%
48

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