The data shows that 309 men and 54 women were released in Kane County. Of the parolees, two were veterans, and the median age was 36. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man convicted in 2018, and the oldest was a 67-year-old man convicted of a crime against a person in 2018.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Bessie Rowlen. She was convicted of homicide in 1990 when she was 24 years old. She is now 52.
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 gives a breakdown of how many offenders were paroled in 2018 in each Kane County municipality.