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Maricopa County, AZ Jail and Prison System

MARICOPA County has 7,901 jails with an average daily population of 517 inmates with a total of 7,911 jail population. When breaking down the MARICOPA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 12% with 935 female and 5,830 male inmates.
  • 7,901 Jails
  • 7,911 Prisoners
  • 291% Jail Rate

How Does Maricopa County Inmate Search Work?

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

Maricopa County Parole and Probation

Maricopa 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 Maricopa county parole records and find out a lot about a person . Some things contained in the Maricopa 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.

Maricopa County Probation

Along with those criminals that have been released, you might also be able to review Maricopa 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,Maricopa 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.

Maricopa County Booking

Maricopa 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 Maricopa 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 Maricopa county booking records without any type of allowance .

Maricopa County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in MARICOPA County has increased by 589% going from 1,148 inmates yearly to 7,911 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in MARICOPA County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 438 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Maricopa County, AZ

MARICOPA County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Arizona, yet from the total of 7,901 inmates only 7,911 are currently confined, the rest 817 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population7,9747,1497,4728,1028,0507,901
Pretrial Population859877889887956817
Confined Population8,0557,2957,4958,1208,0667,911

Maricopa County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In MARICOPA County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 518 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 6 times more than female incarceration rate, of 69 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 15%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 18%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population1,260,8191,279,6651,298,5041,317,0131,338,1631,358,556
Rate848598789169
Count1,0531,0891,2761,0331,223935

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

201020112012201320142015
Population1,254,8961,270,6051,289,4641,309,3341,330,3911,329,773
Rate518496517493522438
Count6,4966,3026,6696,4576,9495,830

Breaking Down Maricopa County Inmates By Race

In MARICOPA County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 235 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 71% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 5%, going from 859 to 817 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in MARICOPA County is on average at a rate of 378 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 887 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 201 from incarceration rate in MARICOPA County.

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

201020112012201320142015
White199205235223246235
Black859877889887956817
Latino407353345300309176
Asian849814811658716586

Maricopa County Prisons and Jails

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