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2018 Recap: Parolees in Joliet convicted of homicide

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 1, 2019

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There were seven offenders convicted of homicide released on parole in Joliet during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Will County Gazette.

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

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
177
5.7%
94.4%
43
Rockford
12
8.3%
91.7%
45
East Saint Louis
11
0%
100%
48
Chicago Heights
9
0%
100%
41
Kankakee
8
0%
100%
48
Harvey
7
28.6%
71.4%
40
Joliet
7
0%
100%
44
Berwyn
6
0%
100%
46
Dolton
5
0%
100%
44
Peoria
5
20%
80%
49
Bellwood
5
0%
100%
42
Aurora
5
20%
80%
41
Springfield
4
0%
100%
41
Maywood
4
0%
100%
31
Elgin
4
0%
100%
39
Decatur
4
50%
50%
38
Lansing
4
0%
100%
41
Broadview
3
33.3%
66.7%
40
Waukegan
3
0%
100%
54
Hazel Crest
2
0%
100%
38
Park Forest
2
0%
100%
45
Hillside
2
0%
100%
35
Effingham
2
0%
100%
52
Markham
2
50%
50%
36
River Grove
2
0%
100%
41
Dixon
2
0%
100%
45
Carbondale
2
0%
100%
44
West Frankfort
2
0%
100%
41
Bloomington
2
100%
0%
43
Centralia
2
0%
100%
53
Yorkville
2
0%
100%
38
Champaign
2
0%
100%
36
Alton
2
100%
0%
37
Normal
2
50%
50%
45
Danville
2
0%
100%
37
De Soto
2
0%
100%
50
Moline
1
0%
100%
38
Milan
1
100%
0%
35
North Chicago
1
0%
100%
41
Mound City
1
0%
100%
37
Pembroke Township
1
0%
100%
38
Ottawa
1
0%
100%
58
Olney
1
100%
0%
47
Oak Park
1
0%
100%
55
Oak Lawn
1
0%
100%
40
Petersburg
1
0%
100%
45
Poplar Grove
1
0%
100%
43
Wilmington
1
0%
100%
38
Westmont
1
0%
100%
45
Villa Park
1
0%
100%
48

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