The Jail System
Colorado has 57 jails in 64 counties. The jail population in 2020 was 13,810.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Colorado correctional authorities was 16,168 located in 20 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. Colorado operated facilities had a staff of 6,279 employees and a budget of $988 million.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2020, Colorado community corrections population was 90,800 under probation and 12,284 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 2020 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.