The data shows that a man and a woman were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 39. The youngest parolee was a 35-year-old woman sentenced in 2016, and the oldest was a 42-year-old man sentenced in 2013.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Elizabeth M. Shelton. She was convicted in 2016 when she was 31 years old. She is now 35.
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 following table shows how many offenders convicted of drug crimes were paroled during the first quarter of 2019 in each Illinois county.