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Somerset County, PA Jail and Prison System

SOMERSET County has 131 jails with an average daily population of 391 inmates with a total of 154 jail population. When breaking down the SOMERSET County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 15 female and 99 male inmates.
  • 131 Jails
  • 154 Prisoners
  • 393% Jail Rate

How Does Somerset County Inmate Search Work?

Somerset County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Somerset county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Somerset County Parole and Probation

Somerset County Parole

Parole is when an incarcerated person is allowed to leave their sentence early because they have followed the rules while serving their time. A parole board rules on who gets to receive parole and who does not. You can review Somerset county parole records and find out a lot about a parolee . Some things contained in the Somerset county parole files may be information about their punishment and their crimes. You might also get to review details about where they were held and the terms of their parole.

Somerset County Probation

Along with those parolees that have been released, you might also be able to review Somerset county probation records detailing men and women who were not incarcerated but instead was put on probation. Probation does not come without some rules . Probationers must see a probation officer once a week plus follow other rules. Typically,Somerset county criminal records will show the criminal’s crimes, their probationary sentence, and the ruling justice department details who sentenced them. Along with that facts , you may see images , fingerprints, physical details about the probationer , and other details.

Somerset County Booking

Somerset county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Somerset county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Somerset county booking records without any type of approval .

Somerset County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in SOMERSET County has increased by 927% going from 15 inmates yearly to 154 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in SOMERSET County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 593 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Somerset County, PA

SOMERSET County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 131 inmates only 154 are currently confined, the rest 1,786 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

201020112012201320142015
Total Inmate Population156124140140131131
Pretrial Population2,7473,1411,5231,9901,7861,786
Confined Population157136168162154154

Somerset County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In SOMERSET County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 685 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 increased by 14%, while the female incarceration rate grew by 18%.

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

201020112012201320142015
Population17,29917,24017,09116,90516,67216,506
Rate11010447719090
Count19188121515

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

201020112012201320142015
Population17,36017,27217,13317,00416,70216,693
Rate685758543453593593
Count11913193779999

Breaking Down Somerset County Inmates By Race

In SOMERSET County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 294 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 84% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people declined by 35%, going from 2,747 to 1,786 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in SOMERSET County is on average at a rate of 2,897 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 558 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 117 from incarceration rate in SOMERSET County.

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

201020112012201320142015
White376420280246294294
Black2,7473,1411,5231,9901,7861,786
Latino1,7471,1766801,3254,7784,778
Asian472469463465461461

Somerset County Prisons and Jails

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