The data shows that seven men were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for homicide, one is a veteran, and the median age is 44. The youngest parolee was a 39-year-old man sentenced in 1998, and the oldest was a 50-year-old man sentenced in 1992.
The offender who was 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 shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in 2018 who were convicted of homicide.
Prisoners convicted of homicide paroled in 2018