Jail and Inmate Search in Oregon
Oregon’s current inmate population is 14,936. The majority (13,644) is male with the remainder (1292) female. The largest age group in prison in Oregon is 31-45, which makes up 6,247 of the total. Most inmates in Oregon 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 Oregon 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.
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What are Oregon Jail Records?
Oregon jail 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. Jail 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 Search for Inmates in Oregon
Oregon has a varity of inmate locator seach engines 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 Oregon prison. You can also view details of their offenses and the state facility where they are held.
Creating Public Jail Records
The state of Oregon 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. These jail records are created and shared by all types of law enforcement, so everyone is aware of the same information.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
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.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
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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
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Oregon 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. Oregon’s community corrections system also oversees another 36,658 people on probation and 24,711 on parole. Oregon’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, Oregon has an overall incarceration rate of 367, a violent crime rate of 265 and a property crime rate of 2,964.