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The Jail System

Ohio has 108 jails in 88 counties. The jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Ohio correctional authorities was 51,511 located in 25 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 12,283 employees and budget of $1.3 billion.

As of December 31, 2017, the Ohio prison population was 44,257 located in 25 prisons, with a staff of 12,283 employees and budget of $1.3 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, Ohio's community corrections population was 244,384 under probation and 20,703 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
Violent Crime Rate
Property Crime Rate


Prison Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
25 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Cost Per Inmate
$ 26,382
Employee Positions
Prison Budget