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Q1 2018 Recap: Parolees in Champaign convicted of drug crimes

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2018

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There were five offenders convicted of drug crimes released on parole in Champaign during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Chambana Sun.

The data shows that five men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 39. The youngest parolee was a 24-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 64-year-old man sentenced in 2016.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Jameson T. Johnson. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2013 when he was 29 years old. He is now 34.

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 Q1 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.

Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in Q1 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
528
7.2%
92.8%
40
Springfield
24
0%
100%
39
Rockford
24
4.2%
95.8%
37
Peoria
22
9.1%
90.9%
42
Joliet
22
13.6%
86.4%
36
Broadview
15
6.7%
93.3%
36
Aurora
12
25%
75%
34
Waukegan
12
8.3%
91.7%
41
Bloomington
10
0%
100%
41
Decatur
10
0%
100%
34
Danville
9
22.2%
77.8%
41
Maywood
9
0%
100%
38
East Saint Louis
9
0%
100%
41
Kankakee
8
0%
100%
49
Mount Vernon
7
0%
100%
31
Galesburg
7
14.3%
85.7%
39
Elgin
7
0%
100%
33
Pekin
6
16.7%
83.3%
30
Rock Island
6
33.3%
66.7%
42
Quincy
6
16.7%
83.3%
35
Marion
6
0%
100%
35
Lawrenceville
5
20%
80%
36
Sparta
5
0%
100%
33
Bellwood
5
0%
100%
34
Champaign
5
0%
100%
39
Harrisburg
5
20%
80%
39
Chicago Heights
5
0%
100%
43
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
40
Ottawa
5
20%
80%
35
Greenville
4
0%
100%
34
Dekalb
4
0%
100%
34
Calumet City
4
0%
100%
43
Normal
4
0%
100%
42
Alton
4
25%
75%
34
Yorkville
4
0%
100%
36
Oak Forest
4
25%
75%
38
Moline
4
0%
100%
48
Markham
4
0%
100%
44
Berwyn
4
25%
75%
38
Lincoln
4
25%
75%
28
Burbank
4
0%
100%
31
Plainfield
3
0%
100%
36
Jerseyville
3
33.3%
66.7%
32
Melrose Park
3
0%
100%
49
Riverdale
3
0%
100%
45
Sterling
3
0%
100%
39
Pontiac
3
66.7%
33.3%
37
Hazel Crest
3
0%
100%
49
Roodhouse
3
33.3%
66.7%
29
Harvey
3
33.3%
66.7%
41

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