The data shows that 40 men and five women were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 41. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 71-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Stanley Catchings. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2011 when he was 41 years old. He is now 47.
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 zips in Illinois with the most paroled offenders during the first half of 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled during the first half of 2018