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2018 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Jackson County?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 15, 2019

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There were 63 offenders released on parole during 2018 that live in Jackson County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Carbondale Reporter.

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.

Municipality
Total 2018 Parolees
% convicted for sex crimes
% convicted for homicide
% convicted for drug-related crimes
Ava
1
0%
0%
0%
Campbell Hill
1
0%
0%
0%
Carbondale
29
3.4%
10.3%
17.2%
De Soto
1
0%
0%
0%
Dowell
1
0%
0%
100%
Elkville
4
0%
0%
0%
Gorham
1
0%
0%
0%
Grand Tower
2
0%
0%
0%
Murphysboro
23
0%
4.3%
13%

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