Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Washington 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 Walnut Street Center Complex, Building E, County Historical Records Vault:
[Index to Jail Record], ca.1938-ca.1962 (1 volume);
Jail Record, vol. 2, 1925-1937 (1 volume);
Jail Register, 1928-1946 (1 volume);
[Jail Register-includes meals], 1955-1958 (1 volume);
Parole Record [County Jail-includes parolee reports and some photographs], 1912-1920 (1 volume);
Register of Prisoners, vol. 1, 1884-1891 (1 volume);
Wash. Co. Jail Big Book [Washington County Jail Register-unbound], 1958-1964 (1 volume); 1962-1971 (1 volume);
Washington County Jail Record [Big Book-unbound], 1938-1962 (1 volume).
Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Jail Register, 1892-1927 (1 volume);
[Prisoner Jail Register], 1892-1927 (1 reel of microfilm).