The Jail System
Mississippi has 89 jails in 82 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 Mississippi correctional authorities was 23,813 located in 3 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails. The Mississippi Department of Corrections had a staff of 3,039 employees and budget of $337 million.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2017, the Mississippi community corrections population was 27,820 under probation and 9,392 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.