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Iowa 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Iowa has 96 jails in 99 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 Iowa correctional authorities was 8290 located in 9 state prisons.  The Iowa Department of Correction had a staff of 2,677 employees and budget of $297 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Iowa community corrections population was 36,182 under probation and 6,704 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: 
285
Violent Crime Rate: 
293
Property Crime Rate: 
2,125

Populations

Prison Population: 
8,290
Parole Population: 
6,704
Probation Population: 
36,182

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
9 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
96

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 34,985
Employee Positions: 
2,677
Prison Budget: 
$ 296,519,247