The data shows that 34 men and three women were released in Oak Lawn. Of the parolees, one is a veteran, and the median age is 32. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced for a crime involving one or more weapons in 2018, and the oldest was a 58-year-old man sentenced for homicide in 1999.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was John Lavin. He was convicted of homicide in 1999 when he was 38 years old. He is now 58.
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.