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2018 Recap: Parolees in Belleville convicted of crimes against justice

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 13, 2019


There were four offenders convicted of crimes against justice released on parole in Belleville during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Metro East Sun.

The data shows that four men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for crimes against justice was 34. The youngest parolee was a 23-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 51-year-old man sentenced in 2018.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Thomas Shepherd. He was convicted of a crime against justice in 2017 when he was 22 years old. He is now 23.

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 who were convicted of crimes against justice.

Prisoners convicted of crimes against justice paroled in 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
167
4.8%
95.2%
35
Rockford
30
10%
90%
31
Decatur
14
0%
100%
34
Peoria
6
0%
100%
24
Waukegan
6
0%
100%
32
Kankakee
5
0%
100%
28
Joliet
5
0%
100%
30
Shelbyville
4
25%
75%
33
Maywood
4
0%
100%
29
Belleville
4
0%
100%
34
Danville
3
0%
100%
39
Chicago Heights
3
0%
100%
49
Dixon
3
0%
100%
37
Havana
3
33.3%
66.7%
35
Aurora
3
33.3%
66.7%
28
Sterling
3
0%
100%
26
Mount Vernon
3
0%
100%
36
Harvey
3
0%
100%
39
Calumet City
3
33.3%
66.7%
41
Granite City
3
0%
100%
37
Rock Island
3
0%
100%
30
Evanston
2
0%
100%
42
Des Plaines
2
50%
50%
45
Champaign
2
0%
100%
24
Dolton
2
0%
100%
30
Ottawa
2
0%
100%
24
Fairfield
2
0%
100%
36
Hazel Crest
2
0%
100%
32
East Saint Louis
2
0%
100%
34
Kewanee
2
50%
50%
28
Zion
2
50%
50%
31
Loves Park
2
0%
100%
23
Bellwood
2
0%
100%
27
Elgin
2
50%
50%
34
Bloomington
2
50%
50%
38
Vandalia
2
100%
0%
29
Matteson
2
0%
100%
40
Taylorville
2
0%
100%
31
Centralia
2
0%
100%
32
Charleston
2
0%
100%
27
Harvard
2
0%
100%
27
Springfield
2
0%
100%
33
Normal
1
0%
100%
30
Mount Olive
1
0%
100%
29
Pinckneyville
1
0%
100%
31
Olney
1
0%
100%
20
Murphysboro
1
0%
100%
26
Peru
1
0%
100%
38
Oak Park
1
0%
100%
28
Pekin
1
0%
100%
27

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