Tallahassee Democrat: LCSO jail database changes a step backward for public access

BY REBECCAH CANTLEY

In response to a scam, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office this past week changed the way the public can search online for information about arrests and people who are being held in the jail.

No longer can the public search the inmate database by arrest date or name alone. Now the search requires that you input an inmate’s name, sex and date of birth. In other words, you have to know for whom you’re looking, and the public can no longer search for “mass quantities” of arrest information online, LCSO Sgt. James McQuaig said.

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