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Lackawanna County, PA Jail and Prison System

LACKAWANNA County has 928 jails with an average daily population of 229 inmates with a total of 1,036 jail population. When breaking down the LACKAWANNA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 16% with 167 female and 962 male inmates.
  • 928 Jails
  • 1,036 Prisoners
  • 680% Jail Rate

How Does Lackawanna County Inmate Search Work?

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

Lackawanna County Parole and Probation

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

Lackawanna County Probation

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

Lackawanna County Booking

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

Lackawanna County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in LACKAWANNA County has increased by 1,446% going from 67 inmates yearly to 1,036 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in LACKAWANNA County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 1,410 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Lackawanna County, PA

LACKAWANNA County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 928 inmates only 1,036 are currently confined, the rest 8,552 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

Total Inmate Population837736809842962928
Pretrial Population6,4175,7415,9176,1076,1468,552
Confined Population1,0978308969461,0661,036

Lackawanna County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In LACKAWANNA County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 1,158 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 6 times more than female incarceration rate, of 242 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate decreased by 22%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 22%.

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


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


Breaking Down Lackawanna County Inmates By Race

In LACKAWANNA County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 540 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 94% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 33%, going from 6,417 to 8,552 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in LACKAWANNA County is on average at a rate of 2,066 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 798 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 79 from incarceration rate in LACKAWANNA County.

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