Ohio Inmate Search

The current inmate population for Ohio 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 an Ohio inmate is 38.67. There are 139 inmates on death row in Ohio. Ohio 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. Ohio also supervises the 236,754 people on probation and the 19,634 inmates on parole.

What are Ohio Jail Records?

Ohio jail 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. These jail records are shared among law enforcement.

How to Search for Inmates in Ohio

Using the offender locator tool, you can locate someone incarcerated in jail or a prison in Ohio. 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

Ohio 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.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Ohio Imprisonment Rate
Ohio Imprisonment Rate: 444
Prison Population
Prison Population: 52,175
Probation Population
Probation Population: 236,375
Parole Population
Parole Population: 18,284
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 5.6:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 1.2:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 178
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 52,837 (0.59%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 24,829 (2.32%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 1,967

Ohio Prisoner Statistics by gender

The number of Ohio prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 52,175, that saw a 0.1% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.8% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 47,581 in 2016.

3 States with More Female Prisoners than Ohio

State Number of Female prisoners
Texas14,335
Florida6,863
California5,903

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Ohio

State Number of Male prisoners
Texas149,368
California124,487
Florida93,111
Georgia49,839
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Ohio is 52,175 inmates, that is 2.8% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Ohio was in 2015, when the number of prisoners was 52,233 inmates.

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 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 7.4%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Ohio

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number

7.4%
Percent
1,350
Number

Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by
218

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 7,809
Discretionary: 72
Reinstatement: 204
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Ohio Prisons

Ohio’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 Ohio community corrections system is also responsible for another 236,754 people on probation and 19,634 inmates on parole. The cost for Ohio to house and care for each inmate for a year is $25,814. Ohio’s Department of Corrections has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and a staff of 12,261. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Ohio has an overall incarceration rate of 449, a property crime rate of 2,567 and a violent crime rate of 300.

Federal Prisons located in Ohio

Prison Name Prison Type
Cincinnati RRM Federal Prison
Elkton FCI Federal Prison