The data shows that 232 men and 23 women were released in Champaign County. Of the parolees, four were veterans, and the median age was 36. 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 67-year-old man convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2013.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Jeremy Ferguson. He was convicted of homicide in 1998 when he was 21 years old. He is now 41.
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 Champaign County municipality.