The data shows that 59 men and four women were released in Jackson County. The median age of the parolees was 37. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2017, and the oldest was a 70-year-old man convicted of homicide in 1989.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Larry Parker. He was convicted of homicide in 1989 when he was 40 years old. He is now 70.
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 Jackson County municipality.