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Arkansas

Year: 
2015

The Jail System

Arkansas has 75 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 74 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 8,610 inmates.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2015, the Arkansas prison population was 17,707. In FY2015, the Arkansas Department of Corrections operating expenditures were $337 million.

The Community Corrections System

The Department of Community Correction supervised 23,518 parolees and 30,547 probationers during FY2016.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
591
Violent Crime Rate: 
521
Property Crime Rate: 
3,251
Probationers: 
1,267
Parolees: 
1,012

Populations

Prison Population: 
17,707
Jail Population: 
8,610
Parole Population: 
23,518
Probation Population: 
30,547

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
74 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
74

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 24,391
Employee Positions: 
0