The data shows that four men were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons, one is a veteran, and the median age is 45. The youngest parolee was a 28-year-old man sentenced in 2016, and the oldest was a 69-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Jose Fontanez. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2014 when he was 32 years old. He is now 37.
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 crimes involving weapons.
Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in 2018