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Westmoreland County, PA Jail and Prison System

WESTMORELAND County has 597 jails with an average daily population of 602 inmates with a total of 597 jail population. When breaking down the WESTMORELAND County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 12% with 73 female and 495 male inmates.
  • 597 Jails
  • 597 Prisoners
  • 262% Jail Rate

How Does Westmoreland County Inmate Search Work?

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

Westmoreland County Parole and Probation

Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland county parole records and find out a lot about a parolee . Some things contained in the Westmoreland 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.

Westmoreland County Probation

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

Westmoreland County Booking

Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland county booking records without any type of approval .

Westmoreland County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in WESTMORELAND County has increased by 295% going from 151 inmates yearly to 597 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in WESTMORELAND County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 429 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Westmoreland County, PA

WESTMORELAND County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Pennsylvania, yet from the total of 597 inmates only 597 are currently confined, the rest 2,412 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

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

Total Inmate Population494519539594611597
Pretrial Population1,3551,7471,8422,2682,2572,412
Confined Population495520540595612597

Westmoreland County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In WESTMORELAND County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 354 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 7 times more than female incarceration rate, of 64 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate decreased by 21%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 21%.

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


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


Breaking Down Westmoreland County Inmates By Race

In WESTMORELAND County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 187 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 92% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 78%, going from 1,355 to 2,412 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in WESTMORELAND County is on average at a rate of 239 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents, while the Asian incarceration rate has an average rate of 428 per 100,000 asian people U.S. residents making only 137 from incarceration rate in WESTMORELAND County.

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