5 of the Oldest Prisoners in Illinois

While many people might think of criminals as young people, some of the about 48,000 prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections system are much older than most of Illinois' non-incarcerated residents.

Here are five of the oldest prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections:

10. Kenneth I. Turner, 84


Dat of birth: May 5, 1931

Offense: Sexually dangerous person

County: Sangamon

Sentence: To be determined

Custody date: Nov. 7, 1995

Facility admission date: March 20, 1996

Projected discharge date: To be determined

Facility: Big Muddy River

9. Ernest Cornes, 84


Date of birth: April 15, 1931

Offense: Armed robbery, rape, intimidation, sexual assault

County: Cook, Williamson

Sentence: 10 years, 60 years, 75 years, life

Custody date: Dec. 17, 1953; Oct. 11, 1977

Facility admission date: Feb. 11, 1954

Projected discharge date: To be determined

Facility: Shawnee

8. Richard A. Duda, 84


Date of birth: June, 18 1930

Offense: Predatory criminal sexual assault

County: DuPage

Sentence: 15 years

Custody date: Feb. 26, 2009

Facility admission date: March 5, 2009

Projected discharge date: Three years to life

Facility: Dixon

7. Rudy G. Aviles, 84


Date of birth: July 26, 1930

Offense: Attempted murder

County: Will

Sentence: 72 months

Custody date: Dec. 13, 2007

Facility admission date: Jan. 18, 2013

Projected discharge date: Aug. 6, 2015

Facility: Dixon

6. Richard Hanus, 84


Date of birth: Dec. 24, 1930

Offense: Criminal sexual assault

County: Cook

Sentence: Six years

Custody date: Oct. 19, 2005

Facility admission date: Jan. 4, 2008

Projected discharge date: Jan. 21, 2021

Facility: Pickneyville

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