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Q1 2019 Recap: Parolees in Ottawa convicted of drug crimes

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 12, 2019


There were three offenders convicted of drug crimes released on parole in Ottawa during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Illinois Valley Times.

The data shows that two men and one woman were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for drug crimes was 35. The youngest parolee was a 31-year-old man sentenced in 2016, and the oldest was a 40-year-old man sentenced in 2013.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Thomas J. Higgins. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2013 when he was 35 years old. He is now 40.

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 Q1 2019 who were convicted of drug crimes.

Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in Q1 2019

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
452
8.6%
91.4%
39
Peoria
40
10%
90%
40
Rockford
34
2.9%
97.1%
35
Kankakee
28
3.6%
96.4%
40
Decatur
23
8.7%
91.3%
34
Joliet
23
4.4%
95.7%
34
Springfield
17
11.8%
88.2%
39
Aurora
13
15.4%
84.6%
38
East Saint Louis
12
25%
75%
38
Elgin
11
18.2%
81.8%
39
Cicero
10
10%
90%
30
Champaign
10
20%
80%
36
Bloomington
9
22.2%
77.8%
31
Marion
9
0%
100%
39
Chicago Heights
9
11.1%
88.9%
46
Maywood
9
0%
100%
45
Quincy
9
11.1%
88.9%
45
Rock Island
8
0%
100%
40
Urbana
8
0%
100%
38
Waukegan
8
0%
100%
34
Calumet City
7
14.3%
85.7%
35
Granite City
7
28.6%
71.4%
37
Bolingbrook
7
0%
100%
35
Zion
6
0%
100%
31
Belleville
6
16.7%
83.3%
33
Danville
6
0%
100%
35
Jacksonville
5
60%
40%
40
Bellwood
5
0%
100%
30
Freeport
5
0%
100%
31
Dolton
5
40%
60%
37
Lincoln
5
40%
60%
41
Normal
5
20%
80%
34
Alton
5
20%
80%
36
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
45
Centralia
4
25%
75%
29
Galesburg
4
25%
75%
36
Naperville
4
50%
50%
36
Riverdale
4
0%
100%
45
Charleston
4
0%
100%
35
East Moline
4
0%
100%
33
Mattoon
4
0%
100%
36
Mount Vernon
4
75%
25%
46
Pekin
4
25%
75%
38
Paris
4
25%
75%
39
Olney
4
50%
50%
41
Mchenry
4
25%
75%
39
Taylorville
3
33.3%
66.7%
34
Harvey
3
0%
100%
30
Romeoville
3
0%
100%
33
Round Lake
3
0%
100%
32

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