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Texas

Year: 
2015

The Jail System

Texas has 254 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 321 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 66,210 inmates.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2015, the Texas prison population was 163,909. The TDCJ operates state prisons, state jails, parole services, and provides certain oversight of community supervision (previously know as adult probation). The Department's annual budget was over $3.4 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of August 31, 2015, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice supervised 114,173 parolees, and 382,714 offenders were under community supervision (formerly called adult probation).

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
568
Violent Crime Rate: 
412
Property Crime Rate: 
2,831
Probationers: 
1,853
Parolees: 
547

Populations

Prison Population: 
163,909
Jail Population: 
66,210
Parole Population: 
114,173
Probation Population: 
382,714

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
57 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
231

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 21,390
Employee Positions: 
0