The data shows that 11 men were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons, one is a veteran, and the median age is 27. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 41-year-old man sentenced in 2016.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Jose Diaz. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2014 when he was 18 years old. He is now 23.
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 crimes involving weapons.
Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in 2018