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Prison Records at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection


County Jail Registers

We hold Jail Registers from a number of Ohio Counties.  Each collection varies but, generally, the registers are arranged chronologically by commitment and list persons placed in county jail on authority of the sheriff showing date, name, sentence of court, and may show personal description, jail statistics, period confined, and total number of meals.

To learn what county jail registers we hold, please search our Online Collections Catalog below.

Online Collection Catalog for Print, State Archives, Manuscripts and Audio-Visual Material

Want to learn more about our new library catalog, watch a brief video here!

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The online catalog for our archaeology, history and natural history museum objects is currently is under construction. We will be launching a new site to search these collections soon.