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Georgia 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Georgia has 183 jails in 159 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 Georgia correctional authorities was 66,146 located in 56 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Georgia Department of Corrections had a staff of 9,779 employees and budget of $1.23 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Georgia community corrections population was 410,964 under probation and 22,737 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: 
506
Violent Crime Rate: 
357
Property Crime Rate: 
2,860

Populations

Prison Population: 
66,146
Parole Population: 
22,737
Probation Population: 
410,964

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
56 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
183

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 22,087
Employee Positions: 
9,779
Prison Budget: 
$ 1,231,831,884