Jails operated by county government in Pennsylvania typically hold inmates following an arrest prior to their trial (if not released on bail), convicted inmates prior to sentencing, sentenced inmates awaiting a transfer to another facility, and people sentenced for less-serious crimes of a fairly short duration (typically two years or less). Inmates receiving longer sentences are typically transferred to Pennsylvania’s prison system. While it is much less-common, transfers from the state or Federal prison systems to the county jail system in Pennsylvania have occurred.

The population of the Allegheny County Jail changes on a daily basis as people are arrested, released on bail, exonerated, sentenced, transferred to another facility, paroled, or released. A daily jail census is available as open data on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data portal.


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