The data shows that 19 men and five women were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 35. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 59-year-old man sentenced in 2018.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Willie Bishop. He was convicted in 2013 when he was 37 years old. He is now 42.
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 following table shows how many offenders convicted of drug crimes were paroled during the first quarter of 2019 in each Illinois county.