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Mercer County, OH Jail and Prison System

MERCER County has 17 jails with an average daily population of 938 inmates with a total of 32 jail population. When breaking down the MERCER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 16% with 5 female and 27 male inmates.
  • 17 Jails
  • 32 Prisoners
  • 174% Jail Rate

How Does Mercer County Inmate Search Work?

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

Mercer County Parole and Probation

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

Mercer County Probation

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

Mercer County Booking

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

Mercer County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in MERCER County has increased by 967% going from 3 inmates yearly to 32 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in MERCER County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 541 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Mercer County, OH

MERCER County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Ohio, yet from the total of 17 inmates only 32 are currently confined, the rest 9,278 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

Total Inmate Population272932342617
Pretrial Population58,89461,63861,93262,16228,9479,278
Confined Population576266705132

Mercer County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In MERCER County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 1,070 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 5 times more than female incarceration rate, of 104 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 49%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 136%.

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


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


Breaking Down Mercer County Inmates By Race

In MERCER County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 224 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 98% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 84%, going from 58,894 to 9,278 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in MERCER County is on average at a rate of 4,614 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 1,176 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 3,378 from incarceration rate in MERCER County.

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


Mercer County Prisons and Jails

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