The data shows that both of the released offenders in Mendota were men. The younger parolee is a 24-year-old man sentenced for property crimes in 2018, and the other is a 43-year-old man sentenced for crimes involving drugs in 2014.
The offender who had been incarcerated the longest is Michael D. Shepherd. He was convicted of crimes involving drugs in 2014 when he was 38 years old. He is now 43.
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 the first quarter.