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Kansas 2017

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The Jail System

Kansas has 97 jails in 105 counties. The total jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Kansas correctional authorities was 9,798 located in 12 state prisons and held in the custody of local jails. The Kansas Department of Correction had a staff of 3,387 employees and budget of $409 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Kansas community corrections population was 16,910 under probation and 5,282 under parole.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
12 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Cost Per Inmate
$ 25,841
Employee Positions
Prison Budget