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Columbia County, PA Jail and Prison System

COLUMBIA County has 74 jails with an average daily population of 323 inmates with a total of 74 jail population. When breaking down the COLUMBIA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 7% with 5 female and 55 male inmates.
  • 74 Jails
  • 74 Prisoners
  • 462% Jail Rate

How Does Columbia County Inmate Search Work?

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

Columbia County Parole and Probation

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

Columbia County Probation

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

Columbia County Booking

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

Columbia County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in COLUMBIA County has increased by 517% going from 12 inmates yearly to 74 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in COLUMBIA County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 709 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Columbia County, PA

COLUMBIA County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 74 inmates only 74 are currently confined, the rest 795 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population687072747474
Pretrial Population695727764795795795
Confined Population687072747474

Columbia County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In COLUMBIA County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 682 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 12 times more than female incarceration rate, of 61 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate decreased by 4%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 17%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population8,3998,3858,2828,2538,1018,189
Rate736965616161
Count665555

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

201020112012201320142015
Population7,9047,8817,7797,7567,6697,727
Rate682688702709709709
Count545455555555

Breaking Down Columbia County Inmates By Race

In COLUMBIA County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 138 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 83% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 14%, going from 695 to 795 per 100,000 black U.S. residents.

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

201020112012201320142015
White182167154138138138
Black695727764795795795
Latino000000
Asian000000

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