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Tennessee

Year: 
2015

The Jail System

Tennessee has 95 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 100 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 26,630 inmates.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2015, the Tennessee prison population was 28,172. The Tennessee Department of Correction has over 6,000 employees with an FY2016 budget of over $920 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of June 30, 2016, the Tennessee felon population consisted of 58,256 probationers, 12,678 parolees and 7,891 in community corrections.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
425
Violent Crime Rate: 
612
Property Crime Rate: 
2,936
Probationers: 
1,215
Parolees: 
255

Populations

Prison Population: 
28,172
Jail Population: 
26,630
Parole Population: 
12,678
Probation Population: 
58,256

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
14 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
100

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 24,532
Employee Positions: 
6,000