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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, enter the words "Jail Register" in the titles field of our Online Collections Catalog and click 'search' in the lower left-hand corner of the page.