The Jail System
Kentucky has 120 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 86 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 19,200 inmates.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2015, the Kentucky prison population was 21,701. The Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions manages 12 correctional facilities, with annual expenditures of $285 million in 2015.
The Community Corrections System
At the end of 2015, the Division of Probation and Parole employed 843 staff, including 645 sworn officers, who supervised 14,600 parolees and 31,900 offenders placed on court supervision.