The data shows that four men and one woman were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 39. The youngest parolee was a 22-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 57-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Kelvin J. Penson. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2017 when he was 20 years old. He is now 22.
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 during the first half of 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in Jan.-June 2018