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2018 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Will County?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 15, 2019

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There were 598 offenders released on parole during 2018 that live in Will County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Will County Gazette.

The data shows that 553 men and 45 women were released in Will County. Of the parolees, 13 were veterans, and the median age was 35. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2018, and the oldest was a 73-year-old man convicted of a crime involving alcohol in 2017.

The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Donovan Sims. He was convicted of homicide in 1992 when he was 18 years old. He is now 45.

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 gives a breakdown of how many offenders were paroled in 2018 in each Will County municipality.

Municipality
Total 2018 Parolees
% convicted for sex crimes
% convicted for homicide
% convicted for drug-related crimes
Aurora
3
0%
0%
0%
Beecher
3
0%
0%
33.3%
Bolingbrook
45
0%
2.2%
22.2%
Braidwood
9
0%
0%
66.7%
Channahon
3
0%
0%
100%
Crest Hill
15
0%
0%
6.7%
Crete
8
0%
0%
0%
Elwood
5
0%
0%
60%
Frankfort
5
0%
0%
0%
Homer Glen
4
25%
0%
25%
Joliet
371
1.1%
2.2%
26.1%
Lockport
26
3.8%
0%
11.5%
Manhattan
1
0%
0%
100%
Mokena
3
0%
0%
33.3%
Monee
4
0%
0%
50%
Naperville
4
0%
0%
25%
New Lenox
7
0%
0%
14.3%
Peotone
3
0%
0%
0%
Plainfield
31
0%
0%
35.5%
Romeoville
23
0%
4.3%
21.7%
Shorewood
6
0%
0%
33.3%
University Park
8
0%
0%
0%
Wilmington
11
0%
9.1%
36.4%

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