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Lancaster County, PA Jail and Prison System

LANCASTER County has 581 jails with an average daily population of 519 inmates with a total of 581 jail population. When breaking down the LANCASTER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 21% with 120 female and 538 male inmates.
  • 581 Jails
  • 581 Prisoners
  • 282% Jail Rate

How Does Lancaster County Inmate Search Work?

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

Lancaster County Parole and Probation

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

Lancaster County Probation

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

Lancaster County Booking

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

Lancaster County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in LANCASTER County has increased by 505% going from 96 inmates yearly to 581 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in LANCASTER County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 514 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Lancaster County, PA

LANCASTER County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 581 inmates only 581 are currently confined, the rest 2,038 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population430440441568581581
Pretrial Population1,5361,5461,6761,9172,0382,038
Confined Population431442441568581581

Lancaster County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In LANCASTER County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 370 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 4 times more than female incarceration rate, of 119 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate decreased by 39%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 86%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population97,49598,70099,396100,098101,222101,781
Rate64677585119119
Count62667585120120

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

201020112012201320142015
Population101,398102,417102,903103,610104,708104,853
Rate370393341484514514
Count375403351501538538

Breaking Down Lancaster County Inmates By Race

In LANCASTER County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 226 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 89% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 33%, going from 1,536 to 2,038 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in LANCASTER County is on average at a rate of 500 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 1,580 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 516 from incarceration rate in LANCASTER County.

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

201020112012201320142015
White141166130195226226
Black1,5361,5461,6761,9172,0382,038
Latino441398324502418418
Asian1,4118621,3331,3841,4551,455

Lancaster County Prisons and Jails

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