Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas County Records Inventory
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 for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Jail Register, 1954-1962 (1 volume); 1962-1972 (1 volume);
Jail Register [with index], vol. 2-3, 1931-1950 (2 volumes);
[Prisoner Records], 1949-1954 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Record [actually serves as a prisoner register], 1949-1952 (1 volume).