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Databases Updated on Feb 21, 2024

How to Perform Ohio Inmate Lookup

Using the Ohio prison inmate search tool, you can locate someone incarcerated in jail or a prison. You may search by name, county, facility, status, hearing date, or prison ID number. Once you enter your criteria and hit search, you will see a potential list of matches in the state. From here you can see the date of birth, a small thumbnail image, name, offense, and facility. You can click on the ID number to see more details like race, gender, admission date, sentencing information and parole details.

Creating Public Jail Records

OH Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation administrators are continually creating and updating jail records for each inmate. All this paperwork begins upon arrest and follows the offender all the way through parole. Each event that occurs is cataloged and entered into the jail record. These records are kept online and shared among all branches of law enforcement and the courts so that everyone has access and is on the same page regarding the inmate. A lot of the information kept on each inmate is public record such as arrest, court documents, warrants, sentencing and more. And you can find it by using Ohio inmate records search tool.

What are Ohio Jail Records?

Ohio jail inmate search records are the paperwork that follows each inmate through the penal system. It begins when the person is arrested, and a RAP sheet is created. Then every event that takes place after gets documented and updated into the file. Each time an inmate has to show up in court, is moved to a new facility, receives visitors, meets with his or her lawyer, or participates in work-release or educational programs, the jail record is updated to reflect the changes. Ohio inmate search records are shared among law enforcement.

Jail and Inmate Search in Ohio

The current inmate population for OH is 49,534. Of those, 92.01% are male and the rest female. 51.68% are White, 45.23% are Black and the rest other nationalities. The average age for a state inmate is 38.67. There are 139 inmates on death row in the state. OH Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation operates on an annual budget of $1,823,007,660 with a staff of 12,261 employees operating and managing their jails and prisons. The state also supervises the 236,754 people on probation and the 19,634 inmates on parole.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Ohio Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
5.6:1 (Black : White Ratio)
1.2:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
52,837 (0.59%)
Disenfranchised Population
24,829 (2.32%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

Ohio Parole Population

Ohio parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 18,284 people, 218 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 1,350 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 7.4%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Parole Total Population in Ohio (2016)
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Term of supervised release

Ohio Prisons

OH’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation operates and maintains 108 jails and 25 prisons. Currently, they oversee 49,534 inmates in prison and 18,190 in jail. The state community corrections system is also responsible for another 236,754 people on probation and 19,634 inmates on parole. The cost for the state to house and care for each inmate for a year is $25,814. OH’s Department of Corrections has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and a staff of 12,261. Based on one hundred thousand residents, the state has an overall incarceration rate of 449, a property crime rate of 2,567 and a violent crime rate of 300.

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