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Luzerne County, PA Jail and Prison System

LUZERNE County has 692 jails with an average daily population of 461 inmates with a total of 692 jail population. When breaking down the LUZERNE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 91 female and 626 male inmates.
  • 692 Jails
  • 692 Prisoners
  • 336% Jail Rate

How Does Luzerne County Inmate Search Work?

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

Luzerne County Parole and Probation

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

Luzerne County Probation

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

Luzerne County Booking

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

Luzerne County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in LUZERNE County has increased by 660% going from 91 inmates yearly to 692 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in LUZERNE County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 592 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Luzerne County, PA

LUZERNE County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 692 inmates only 692 are currently confined, the rest 2,610 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

Total Inmate Population654640657632695692
Pretrial Population1,7541,6371,8741,7472,3222,610
Confined Population658641659635696692

Luzerne County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In LUZERNE County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 480 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 7 times more than female incarceration rate, of 90 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate decreased by 23%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 5%.

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


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


Breaking Down Luzerne County Inmates By Race

In LUZERNE County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 243 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 49%, going from 1,754 to 2,610 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in LUZERNE County is on average at a rate of 362 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 1,030 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 256 from incarceration rate in LUZERNE County.

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


Luzerne County Prisons and Jails

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