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Jan.-June 2018 Recap: Parolees in Du Quoin convicted of drug crimes

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By South West Illinois News Reports | Jul 7, 2018

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There were five offenders convicted of drug crimes released on parole in Du Quoin during the first half of 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the SW Illinois News.

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

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
1,007
7.8%
92.3%
40
Springfield
46
4.4%
95.7%
39
Joliet
45
6.7%
93.3%
36
Rockford
44
4.6%
95.5%
37
Peoria
35
8.6%
91.4%
40
Aurora
29
13.8%
86.2%
33
Decatur
28
0%
100%
34
Waukegan
23
8.7%
91.3%
37
Kankakee
23
0%
100%
42
Bloomington
22
0%
100%
39
Quincy
19
26.3%
73.7%
35
Broadview
17
5.9%
94.1%
36
Chicago Heights
16
0%
100%
42
Danville
15
26.7%
73.3%
38
East Saint Louis
15
0%
100%
40
Maywood
13
0%
100%
34
Harvey
12
8.3%
91.7%
37
Elgin
12
8.3%
91.7%
36
Pekin
11
9.1%
90.9%
28
Marion
11
0%
100%
37
Mount Vernon
11
0%
100%
32
Ottawa
10
20%
80%
38
Freeport
10
20%
80%
36
Alton
10
20%
80%
34
Belleville
10
10%
90%
39
Lawrenceville
10
20%
80%
38
Bellwood
10
0%
100%
33
Harrisburg
9
11.1%
88.9%
44
Rock Island
9
22.2%
77.8%
39
Champaign
9
11.1%
88.9%
38
Blue Island
9
0%
100%
38
Calumet City
8
0%
100%
45
Galesburg
8
12.5%
87.5%
40
Melrose Park
8
0%
100%
43
Jacksonville
8
0%
100%
35
Centralia
7
28.6%
71.4%
42
Dolton
7
0%
100%
43
Mount Carmel
7
14.3%
85.7%
40
Sterling
7
14.3%
85.7%
39
Machesney Park
7
14.3%
85.7%
34
North Chicago
7
0%
100%
41
Riverdale
6
0%
100%
42
Berwyn
6
16.7%
83.3%
38
Greenville
6
0%
100%
36
Normal
6
16.7%
83.3%
40
Mchenry
6
0%
100%
38
Bolingbrook
6
16.7%
83.3%
38
Jerseyville
5
20%
80%
34
Hazel Crest
5
0%
100%
52
Dekalb
5
0%
100%
34

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