Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson 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 for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Deeds [serves as prisoner numerical register with mug shots-78A.60], vol. 64, ca.1920 (1 volume);
[Jail Registers-78A.17], 1960-1965 (.40 cu.ft.);
Lord Rochester Clothes [County Jail Inmate Mug Shots-78A.37], ca.1934-n.d. (1 volume);
Register of Prisoners [with index-78A.60], vol. 2, 1929-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Register of Prisoners [MS 906], vol. 1, 1886-1929 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310