The Jail System
North Carolina has 97 jails in 100 counties, with a jail population of approximately 18,520.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2016, the North Carolina prison population was 35,697 located in 57 prisons, with a staff of 19,018 employees and budget of $1.5 billion.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2016, North Carolina's community corrections population was -- under probation and -- under parole.