The Jail System
North Carolina has 100 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 102 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 18,520 inmates.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2015, the North Carolina prison population was 36,617. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety operates 56 adult and juvenile facilities.
The Community Corrections System
There were 84,098 probationers and 13,784 post release/parolees under the supervision of the Department of Public Safety on December 2016.