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Chester County, PA Jail and Prison System

CHESTER County has 837 jails with an average daily population of 613 inmates with a total of 837 jail population. When breaking down the CHESTER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 110 female and 727 male inmates.
  • 837 Jails
  • 837 Prisoners
  • 246% Jail Rate

How Does Chester County Inmate Search Work?

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

Chester County Parole and Probation

Chester 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 Chester county parole records and find out a lot about someone . Some things contained in the Chester 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.

Chester County Probation

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

Chester County Booking

Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester county booking records without any type of permission .

Chester County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in CHESTER County has increased by 534% going from 132 inmates yearly to 837 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in CHESTER County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 431 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Chester County, PA

CHESTER County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 837 inmates only 837 are currently confined, the rest 1,760 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population924925952951935837
Pretrial Population1,4821,4631,6471,4371,5551,760
Confined Population931928957951935837

Chester County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In CHESTER County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 505 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 7 times more than female incarceration rate, of 64 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 15%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 3%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population168,293169,682169,702170,129170,535170,574
Rate626072586964
Count10510112399117110

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

201020112012201320142015
Population165,785166,944167,181167,948168,795168,813
Rate505512529467519431
Count838855885785876727

Breaking Down Chester County Inmates By Race

In CHESTER County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 154 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 91% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 19%, going from 1,482 to 1,760 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in CHESTER County is on average at a rate of 595 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 274 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 83 from incarceration rate in CHESTER County.

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

201020112012201320142015
White170176182161180154
Black1,4821,4631,6471,4371,5551,760
Latino63959256550258491
Asian342206206206206206

Chester County Prisons and Jails

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