Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Prisoner Registers


Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
[Jail Register], 1892-1908 (1 volume);
Jail Register, vol. 2-3, 1952-1966 (2 volumes);
[Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail], 1886-1952 (1 volume).


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