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Kentucky

Year: 
2015

The Jail System

Kentucky has 120 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 86 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 19,200 inmates.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2015, the Kentucky prison population was 21,701. The Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions manages 12 correctional facilities, with annual expenditures of $285 million in 2015.

The Community Corrections System

At the end of 2015, the Division of Probation and Parole employed 843 staff, including 645 sworn officers, who supervised 14,600 parolees and 31,900 offenders placed on court supervision.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
489
Violent Crime Rate: 
219
Property Crime Rate: 
2,187
Probationers: 
1,579
Parolees: 
484

Populations

Prison Population: 
21,701
Jail Population: 
19,200
Parole Population: 
14,600
Probation Population: 
54,049

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
12 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
86

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 14,603
Employee Positions: 
0