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Houston County, AL Jail and Prison System

HOUSTON County has 281 jails with an average daily population of 371 inmates with a total of 281 jail population. When breaking down the HOUSTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 38 female and 224 male inmates.
  • 281 Jails
  • 281 Prisoners
  • 421% Jail Rate

How Does Houston County Inmate Search Work?

Houston County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Houston county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Houston County Parole and Probation

Houston County Parole

Parole is when a criminal is allowed to leave prison early because they have behaved well while serving their time. A parole board makes the decision on who gets to receive parole and who does not. You can acquire Houston county parole records and find out a lot about a person . Some things contained in the Houston county parole documents may be information about their court ruling and their crimes. You might also find details about where they were held and the stipulations of their parole.

Houston County Probation

Along with those criminals that have been released, you might also be able to review Houston county probation records showing men and women who didn't go to jail but instead was put on probation. Probation does not come without limits . Probationers must visit with a probation officer once a week plus follow other rules. Typically,Houston county public records will show the inmate crimes, their probationary sentence, and the ruling judge department details who sentenced them. Along with that information , you may see headshots , fingerprints, physical details about the inmate , and other details.

Houston County Booking

Houston county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Houston county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Houston county booking records without any type of allowance .

Houston County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in HOUSTON County has increased by 361% going from 61 inmates yearly to 281 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in HOUSTON County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 698 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Houston County, AL

HOUSTON County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Alabama, yet from the total of 281 inmates only 281 are currently confined, the rest 753 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

Houston County Jail Inmate Population, Jail Pretrial Population and Confined Population, for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population639418101412423281
Pretrial Population1,6691,5013501,1121,095753
Confined Population648419101412423281

Houston County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In HOUSTON County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 1,242 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 6 times more than female incarceration rate, of 109 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 44%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 50%.

Houston County Female Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Population34,36634,58934,71134,70934,82934,714
Rate22124643161158109
Count768515565538

Houston County Male Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
Population31,89031,94932,12832,10632,05732,107
Rate1,2421,1302091,0561,045698
Count39636167339335224

Breaking Down Houston County Inmates By Race

In HOUSTON County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 254 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 66% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 55%, going from 1,669 to 753 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in HOUSTON County is on average at a rate of 540 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents.

Houston County Incarceration Rates by Race, for 2010-2015 years

201020112012201320142015
White35336833409404254
Black1,6691,5013501,1121,095753
Latino980663147339186387
Asian000000

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