The data shows that 13 men and five women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes, one is a veteran, and the median age is 37. The youngest parolee was a 22-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 57-year-old man sentenced in 2016.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Michael W. Vinsel. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2011 when he was 34 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 zips in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in 2018