Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane 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).

For a number of years prior to 1973 the City of Eugene housed prisoners for Lane County.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Del. Taxes [serves as record of prisoners-location: c5.s62], 1929 (1 volume);
Jail Register City Jail Eugene [includes prisoners arrested in Lane County-location: c8.s86], ca.1930 (1 volume);
Record Criminal Cases [includes prisoner information-location: c8.s87-88], vol. B-C, 1929-1942 (2 volumes);
Register of Prisoners [location: c8.s85], 1902-1929 (2 volumes).


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