The data shows that seven men and one woman were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 41. The youngest parolee was a 25-year-old man sentenced in 2015, and the oldest was a 56-year-old man sentenced in 2018.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Willie C. Steel. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2016 when he was 47 years old. He is now 50.
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 drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in 2018