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2018 Recap: Parolees in Taylorville convicted of crimes against justice

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 13, 2019

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There were two offenders convicted of crimes against justice released on parole in Taylorville during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the South Central Reporter.

The data shows that both of the released offenders in Taylorville were men. The younger parolee was a 28-year-old man sentenced in 2016. The other was a 34-year-old man sentenced in 2016.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was James R. Coghlan. He was convicted of a crime against justice in 2016 when he was 31 years old. He is now 34.

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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