The Jail System
Tennessee has 112 jails in 95 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 31,330.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Tennessee correctional authorities was 26,349 located in 11 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 5,716 employees and a budget of $1,036,237,100.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2019, Tennessee's community corrections population was 62,472 under probation and 11,058 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 come from state departments of corrections, 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 2019 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 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.