The demographics of Ohio prisons is fairly typical in reference to the national averages. Inmates claiming other ethnicities made up slightly more than one percent of the total population. Most of the population was incarcerated and detained at Level 1 or Level 2 security. There are about 165 inmates on death row, one of which is female.
Ohio offers searchers multiple search criteria to make searches more fast, complete and efficient. This number is the most efficient way to perform a search, since it is a unique method of identification that will yield very specific results. A search on a name can offer very vague results, so it is best to have as much information as possible. For example, a search on a common surname, such as “Brown,?
Brown or whose last name begins with Brown, such as Brownell or Browning. With so many people having the same or similar names, more search criteria will yield much more satisfying results. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction updates its site daily, but does not guarantee that information within its databases are accurate, due to the dynamic nature of offender statuses. The Department suggests that people gaining information from these databases verify the truthfulness of the information before taking it as fact. Searches will reveal all of the above listed information, plus more. The initial part of a corrections search will show mug shots, offender numbers, date of birth, custody status and the inmate’s offense.
Moving to specific records from the list, a searcher can learn the offender’s location, his or her admission date, and sentencing information, such as the length of a sentence and date of expiration. Victims are entitled to register for notifications on specific inmates, which they will receive when there is any change or update in an offender’s status. This includes parole hearings, at which a victim is also entitled to be heard, expiration of sentences and absconding. Sex offenders are required by law to register themselves following an expiration of sentence of discharge from supervision. Sex offenders can be searched at any time, by any person, for as long as the offender lives-according to current laws. Registered sex offender information will sometimes overlap regular corrections searches, but it can also seek out old cases or sex offenders in a particular geographic location.