What are Ohio Inmate Records?
Ohio inmate records are all the documentation that follows someone through the criminal justice system. These records begin when someone is arrested and charged with a crime. They continue as the offender shows up in court, is convicted, sentenced, and then moved to jail or prison.
Typically, inmate records include the person’s name, date of birth, hair and eye color, gender, race, and defining marks. Some have a mugshot, fingerprints, DNA sample, other evidence, and even audio and videotape clips. Sometimes these records include the details of court cases and convictions, incarcerations, and more.
Ohio Prison and Jail System
The state of Ohio has 30 correctional facilities. These locations are split into three regions, North Region, Specialty Region, and South Region. They hold different security level inmates, and some only have women prisoners. The entire operation is overseen and managed by The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
There are about 51,000 people imprisoned in state prison in Ohio. Another 19,000 reside in local county jails and 5,500 in federal prisons.
The state has many local county jails that hold pretrial inmates and those serving short sentences. These facilities are run and managed by the county and local law enforcement.
How to Search for Inmates in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has an offender locator tool on its website where the public can find someone incarcerated in the state.
There are a few options for searching, such as by name, county, facility, status, parole or hearing date, or ID, and you can sort the results. The results show a clean grid with the inmate’s mugshot, name, number, date of birth, status, and offenses.
You can click on any row to see further details. The extra information shows where they are held, their admission date, details regarding their crimes, and their potential parole or release date.
Types of Jails in Ohio
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Ohio
Ohio state prisons
also allow inmates to receive email through the JPay email system as well. Only
approved content will be allowed through.