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Dauphin County, PA Jail and Prison System

DAUPHIN County has 975 jails with an average daily population of 278 inmates with a total of 1,028 jail population. When breaking down the DAUPHIN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 134 female and 920 male inmates.
  • 975 Jails
  • 1,028 Prisoners
  • 543% Jail Rate

How Does Dauphin County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dauphin County Parole and Probation

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

Dauphin County Probation

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

Dauphin County Booking

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

Dauphin County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in DAUPHIN County has increased by 581% going from 151 inmates yearly to 1,028 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in DAUPHIN County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 1,042 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Dauphin County, PA

DAUPHIN County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 975 inmates only 1,028 are currently confined, the rest 1,679 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

Total Inmate Population1,2251,0951,1021,1551,215975
Pretrial Population2,0792,0241,9772,1092,1171,679
Confined Population1,2601,1401,1581,2261,2771,028

Dauphin County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In DAUPHIN County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 1,170 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 7 times more than female incarceration rate, of 147 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 11%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 9%.

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


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


Breaking Down Dauphin County Inmates By Race

In DAUPHIN County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 315 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 81% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 19%, going from 2,079 to 1,679 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in DAUPHIN County is on average at a rate of 990 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 483 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 93 from incarceration rate in DAUPHIN County.

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