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The Jail System

Alabama has 132 jails in 67 counties. The jail population in 2020 was 16,520.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Alabama correctional authorities was 25,344 located in 15 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a budget of $563,432,390.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2020, the Alabama community corrections population was 3,054.


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 December Monthly Statistical Report in 2020 released by the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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

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

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate
Violent Crime Rate
Property Crime Rate


Prison Population
Jail Population
Parole Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
14 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Cost Per Inmate
$ 23,360
Prison Budget