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Berks County, PA Jail and Prison System

BERKS County has 1,171 jails with an average daily population of 353 inmates with a total of 1,171 jail population. When breaking down the BERKS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 98 female and 892 male inmates.
  • 1,171 Jails
  • 1,171 Prisoners
  • 433% Jail Rate

How Does Berks County Inmate Search Work?

Berks County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Berks county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Berks County Parole and Probation

Berks County Parole

Parole is when an inmate is allowed to leave jail early because they have shown remorse while serving their time. A parole board decides on who gets to receive parole and who does not. You can obtain Berks county parole records and find out a lot about someone . Some things contained in the Berks county parole records may be information about their sentence and their crimes. You might also see details about where they were held and the rules of their parole.

Berks County Probation

Along with those inmates that have been released, you might also be able to review Berks county probation records illustrating men and women who didn’t go to prison but instead was put on probation. Probation does not come for free . Probationers must check-in a probation officer once a week plus follow other rules. Typically,Berks county inmate records will show the person crimes, their probationary sentence, and the ruling court department details who sentenced them. Along with that details , you may see mugshots , fingerprints, physical details about the person , and other details.

Berks County Booking

Berks county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Berks county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Berks county booking records without any type of permission .

Berks County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in BERKS County has increased by 516% going from 190 inmates yearly to 1,171 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in BERKS County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 661 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Berks County, PA

BERKS County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 1,171 inmates only 1,171 are currently confined, the rest 1,419 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population1,0461,0551,0461,1631,1741,171
Pretrial Population1,9941,7661,9712,2282,0051,419
Confined Population1,0501,0571,0471,1631,1741,171

Berks County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In BERKS County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 676 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 9 times more than female incarceration rate, of 72 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 2%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 12%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population136,876137,219136,632135,924135,469135,480
Rate8298861409572
Count11213411819012998

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

201020112012201320142015
Population135,455135,828135,402135,245134,910134,943
Rate676646736741772661
Count9168779961,0021,042892

Breaking Down Berks County Inmates By Race

In BERKS County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 217 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 85% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 29%, going from 1,994 to 1,419 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in BERKS County is on average at a rate of 1,065 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 442 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 103 from incarceration rate in BERKS County.

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

201020112012201320142015
White168186222182245217
Black1,9941,7661,9712,2282,0051,419
Latino9778618581,092829706
Asian488407210214444444