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Q1 2019 Recap: Parolees in Springfield convicted of crimes against persons

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 9, 2019


There were 10 offenders convicted of crimes against persons released on parole in Springfield during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Sangamon Sun.

The data shows that 10 men were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes against persons, one is a veteran, and the median age is 38. The youngest parolee was a 23-year-old man sentenced in 2015, and the oldest was a 54-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Allen Schaffer. He was convicted of a crime against a person in 2014 when he was 25 years old. He is now 30.

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 Q1 2019 who were convicted of crimes against persons.

Prisoners convicted of crimes against persons paroled in Q1 2019

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
161
5.6%
94.4%
35
Rockford
25
4%
96%
35
Peoria
21
9.5%
90.5%
32
Joliet
18
5.6%
94.4%
36
Decatur
15
13.3%
86.7%
35
Springfield
10
0%
100%
38
Kankakee
10
0%
100%
35
East Saint Louis
10
10%
90%
34
Alton
8
12.5%
87.5%
42
Elgin
7
0%
100%
39
Bloomington
6
0%
100%
38
Waukegan
6
0%
100%
29
Quincy
6
16.7%
83.3%
34
Champaign
5
0%
100%
32
Granite City
5
0%
100%
35
Danville
5
0%
100%
38
Centralia
5
0%
100%
29
Urbana
5
20%
80%
35
Mattoon
5
20%
80%
29
Marion
4
0%
100%
38
Lincoln
4
50%
50%
36
Round Lake
4
0%
100%
38
Harvey
4
0%
100%
39
Belvidere
4
0%
100%
31
Normal
4
0%
100%
30
Dolton
3
0%
100%
41
Des Plaines
3
0%
100%
32
Rantoul
3
0%
100%
33
Maywood
3
0%
100%
23
Wood River
3
0%
100%
38
Blue Island
3
0%
100%
32
Calumet City
3
0%
100%
29
Pekin
3
33.3%
66.7%
31
North Chicago
2
0%
100%
28
Melrose Park
2
0%
100%
40
Freeport
2
50%
50%
47
Rock Island
2
50%
50%
33
Oak Lawn
2
0%
100%
35
Oak Park
2
0%
100%
39
Godfrey
2
0%
100%
38
Aurora
2
0%
100%
28
Frankfort
2
50%
50%
21
Litchfield
2
0%
100%
35
Carmi
2
0%
100%
30
Carpentersville
2
0%
100%
22
Murphysboro
2
0%
100%
33
Ullin
2
50%
50%
27
Bridgeview
2
0%
100%
23
Madison
2
0%
100%
31
Creve Coeur
2
0%
100%
37

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