The data shows that 122 men and eight women were released in Blue Island. Of the parolees, one is a veteran, and the median age is 38. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man sentenced for a crime involving one or more weapons in 2017, and the oldest was a 77-year-old man sentenced for a property crime in 2017.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was John Ford. He was convicted of homicide in 1999 when he was 18 years old. He is now 37.
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.