The Jail System
Mississippi has 82 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 97 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 13,390 inmates.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2015, the Mississippi prison population was 18,911. The Department operates 3 state prisons, 15 regional facilities, and contracts with 4 private prisons.
The Community Corrections System
The Mississippi Department of Corrections' Community Corrections Division supervised 31,485 probationers and 7,806 parolees on March 1, 2016.