Jail and Inmate Search in Oregon

OR’s current inmate population is 14,936. The majority (13,644) is male with the remainder (1292) female. The largest age group in prison is 31-45, which makes up 6,247 of the total. Most inmates in the state are White (10,949), 1900 are Hispanic, 1,369 are Black, 466 American Indian and 231 are Asian. More than half the inmates are sentenced to 2 years or more. Thirty OR inmates are on death row, scheduled for execution. 216 are there for life without parole. Shockingly, 4,533 are sex offenders. 1,182 inmates are receiving mental health treatment, and 1,829 are being treated for alcohol or substance abuse.

What are Oregon Jail Records?

Oregon jail inmate search records refer to all the paperwork created during the time someone is in jail or prison. It begins with the arrest record and then continues throughout the process as an inmate is moved from facility to facility and appears in court for hearings and sentencing. If anything occurs while they are in jail such as altercations with other inmates, visitors, participation in work release or education programs, it is all noted in the criminal record. Oregon inmate search records are often available to the public and with a quick search you can see where someone is being held, their court information and other details.

How to Perform Oregon Inmate Lookup

There is a variety of Oregon inmate records search tools where you can enter a name or SID number to find someone incarcerated in the state. The search results will show you a simple list of SID, name, and date of birth. You can select the SID and click to see more details. The full record will show you the most recent mugshot, name, age, gender, date of birth, race, height, weight, eye and hair color, status, and possible release date from the prison. You can also view details of their offenses and the state facility where they are held with the help of the Oregon prison inmate search

Creating Public Jail Records

The state creates jail records every step of the way through the inmate process. Jail and prison administrators create documents and fill out forms that become part of the inmate’s criminal history. Anything about the inmate during their stay at a facility is noted in the file. Oregon inmate search records are created and shared by all types of law enforcement, so everyone is aware of the same information.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Oregon Imprisonment Rate
Oregon Imprisonment Rate: 378
Prison Population
Prison Population: 15,150
Probation Population
Probation Population: 35,938
Parole Population
Parole Population: 24,077
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 5.6:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 1.1:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 286
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 14,748 (0.47%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 1,593 (2.62%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 1,019

Oregon Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Oregon prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 15,166, that stayed the same compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.6% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 13,862 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Oregon

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Oregon

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 Oregon is 15,166 inmates, that is 8.7% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Oregon was in 2013, when the number of prisoners was 15,517 inmates.

Oregon Parole Population

Oregon parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 24,077 people, 760 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 634 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 2.6%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Oregon

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


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

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 7,186
Discretionary: 2,294
Reinstatement: 4
Term of supervised release: 11
Other: 66
Unknown or not reported: 0

Oregon Prisons

OR currently operates and maintains 36 jails and 14 prisons. Within the jail system, there are 5,630 inmates to supervise. The prison population is 14,936. The state’s community corrections system also oversees another 36,658 people on probation and 24,711 on parole. OR’s Department of Corrections operates on an annual budget of $1.7 billion and a staff of 4,483 employees. The cost per inmate for a year is $37,784. Based on one hundred residents, ORhas an overall incarceration rate of 367, a violent crime rate of 265 and a property crime rate of 2,964.

Federal Prisons located in Oregon

Prison Name Prison Type
Sheridan FCI Federal Prison