The data shows that both of the released offenders in Ridgway were men. The younger parolee was a 26-year-old man sentenced in 2017. The other was a 49-year-old man sentenced in 2017.
The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Tyler N. Lowe. He was convicted of a crime involving drugs in 2017 when he was 24 years old. He is now 26.
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 drug crimes.
Prisoners convicted of drug crimes paroled in 2018