The data shows that both of the released offenders in Champaign were men. The younger parolee was a 31-year-old man sentenced in 2003. The other was a 41-year-old man sentenced in 1998.
The offender who was 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 shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in 2018 who were convicted of homicide.
Prisoners convicted of homicide paroled in 2018