Jail and Inmate Search in Oklahoma

Oklahoma currently has 28,871 inmates incarcerated in state prisons. 54.5% of Oklahoma inmates are White, 26.2% are African American, 11% Native American, 7.7% Hispanic and the remaining .6% undetermined. More than half of the inmate population is there due to non-violent offenses. The average age of inmates in the Oklahoma penal system is 38.3. There are also 22,957 people on probation and 2,981 inmates on parole. 89.1% of inmates are male and the rest female. 3% of the total prison population is in for life without parole. 2,318 inmates are in treatment programs for substance abuse or alcohol.

What are Oklahoma Jail Records?

Oklahoma jail records are the forms and documents that jail and prison employees file every time something changes in the life of an inmate. It starts when someone is arrested, and intake paperwork opens a jail record for the offender. That file follows them throughout their entire prison stay. Every time they visit the court, participate in prison programs, encounter new charges or sentencing or even move to a new facility, more paperwork is generated. These jail records are stored online and shared with other law enforcement agencies to keep everyone up to date.

How to Search for Inmates in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has an offender lookup tool that you can use to find someone incarcerated in the state prison or jail. You can search using a name, birth date or prison ID. You will see a list of search results with thumbnail images, ID, name, gender, race, date of birth and the facility where they are held. You can click on each one to see more details such as physical description, aliases, facility information and a list of their offenses and sentencing. You can also use an online search portal to find someone and learn even more about them.

Creating Public Jail Records

Creating Oklahoma jail records is part of the process for administrators for the Department of Corrections agency. Every time something happens to a prisoner incarcerated in the state, more forms and paperwork must be filled out and added to the file. Even though Oklahoma creates paper files, they also keep everything online in a massive database to keep all inmates and those on parole safe and secure. These jail records are shared with all other law enforcement agencies to keep everyone informed and on the same page.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Oklahoma Imprisonment Rate
Oklahoma Imprisonment Rate: 700
Prison Population
Prison Population: 26,486
Probation Population
Probation Population: 31,281
Parole Population
Parole Population: 2,116
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 4.5:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 0.9:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 131
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 58,302 (1.98%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 15,116 (6.77%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 563

Oklahoma Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Oklahoma prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 26,871, that saw a 5.9% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 11.3% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 23,834 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Oklahoma

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Oklahoma

State Number of Male prisoners
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 Oklahoma is 26,871 inmates, that is 4% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Oklahoma was in 2015, when the number of prisoners was 28,547 inmates.

Oklahoma Parole Population

Oklahoma parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 2,116 people, 64 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 221 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -10.4%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Oklahoma

Parole Entries & Exits

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

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 383
Reinstatement: 0
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Oklahoma Prisons

The state of Oklahoma manages and operates 93 jails and another 24 prisons. There are currently 12,670 people detained in Oklahoma jail and 28,871 inmates in prison. Oklahoma’s community corrections system oversees 22,957 people on probation and another 2,981 inmates on parole. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Oklahoma has a property crime rate of 2,983, a violent crime rate of 450 and an overall incarceration rate of 673. Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections works off a budget of $537 million with a staff of 4,312. The cost to house and care for an inmate in Oklahoma for a year is $18,467.

Federal Prisons located in Oklahoma

Prison Name Prison Type
El Reno FCI Federal Prison
Oklahoma City FTCFederal Prison