The data shows that 26 men and one woman were released in Evanston. Of the parolees, one is a veteran, and the median age is 38. The youngest parolee was a 23-year-old man sentenced for a crime involving one or more weapons in 2017, and the oldest was a 76-year-old man sentenced for a financial crime or fraud in 2016.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Don E. Ward. He was convicted of a property crime in 2013 when he was 46 years old. He is now 53.
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.