The data shows that 80 men and four women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes, two were veterans, and the median age was 37. The youngest parolee was a 22-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 59-year-old man sentenced in 2011.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Ronald Freeman. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2011 when he was 51 years old. He is now 59.
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 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in 2018