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The Jail System
Georgia has 183 jails in 159 counties. The jail population in 2020 was 45,340.

The Prison System
As of December 31, 2020, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Georgia correctional authorities was 47,141 located in 34 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. Georgia operated facilities had a staff of 9,169 employees and a budget of $1.1 billion

The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2020, Georgia community corrections population was 341,434 under probation and 19,447 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 (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 Prisoners 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.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate


Prison Population
Probation Population


Number of State Prison Facilities
34 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities


Employee Positions
Prison Budget