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California 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

California has 114 jails in 58 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 California correctional authorities was 126,179 located in 34 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had a staff of 5,659 employees and budget of $1.34 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the California community corrections population was 303,130 under probation and 45,261 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: 
598
Violent Crime Rate: 
449
Property Crime Rate: 
2,497
Probationers: 
767
Parolees: 
114

Populations

Prison Population: 
126,179
Parole Population: 
45,261
Probation Population: 
303,130

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
34 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
114

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 70,812
Employee Positions: 
5,659
Prison Budget: 
$ 13,869,150