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Q2 2018 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in St. Clair County?

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 25, 2019

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There were 93 offenders released on parole during the second quarter that live in St. Clair County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Metro East Sun.

The data shows that 85 men and eight women were released in St. Clair County. Of the parolees, two were veterans, and the median age was 38. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced for a property crime in 2015, and the oldest was a 64-year-old man sentenced for a crime against a person in 2017.

The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Wendell E. Basquine. He was convicted of homicide in 1999 when he was 18 years old. He is now 38.

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 gives a breakdown of how many offenders were paroled in the second quarter in each St. Clair County municipality.

Municipality
Total Q2 Parolees
% convicted for sex crimes
% convicted for homicide
% convicted for drug-related crimes
East Saint Louis
61
1.6%
3.3%
21.3%
Belleville
21
0%
0%
19%
Caseyville
3
0%
0%
33.3%
Fairview Heights
2
0%
0%
0%
O Fallon
1
0%
0%
0%
New Athens
1
100%
0%
0%
Dupo
1
0%
0%
0%
Lebanon
1
0%
0%
0%
Marissa
1
0%
0%
0%
Smithton
1
0%
0%
0%

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