The data shows that 13 men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons was 28. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced in 2015, and the oldest was a 34-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Ricardo Cruz. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2014 when he was 27 years old. He is now 33.
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 during the second half of 2018 who were convicted of crimes involving weapons.
Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in July-Dec. 2018