The data shows that four men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 40. The youngest parolee was a 26-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 67-year-old man sentenced in 2016.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was John Echevarria. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2016 when he was 65 years old. He is now 67.
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 zips in Illinois with the most paroled offenders during the second half of 2018 who were convicted of drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled during the second half of 2018