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Alabama 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Alabama has 132 jails in 67 counties.  The total jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Alabama correctional authorities was 23,855 located in 16 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Alabama Department of Correction had a staff of 3,192 employees and budget of $408 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Alabama community corrections population was 55,332 under probation and 12,971 under parole.

Methodology

The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.  

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
390
Violent Crime Rate: 
524
Property Crime Rate: 
2,957
Probationers: 
1,135
Parolees: 
266

Populations

Prison Population: 
23,855
Parole Population: 
12,971
Probation Population: 
55,332

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
16 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
132

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 19,005
Employee Positions: 
3,192
Prison Budget: 
$ 408,389,931