The data shows that 56 men and seven women were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 37. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 62-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Leonard Jenkins. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2014 when he was 47 years old. He is now 51.
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 second half of 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled during the second half of 2018