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Kentucky 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Kentucky has 84 jails in 120 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 Kentucky correctional authorities was 23,539 located in 12 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Kentucky Department of Corrections had a staff of 3846 employees and budget of $570 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the state of Kentucky community corrections population was 24,057 under probation and 13,760 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: 
527
Violent Crime Rate: 
226
Property Crime Rate: 
2,129

Populations

Prison Population: 
23,539
Parole Population: 
13,760
Probation Population: 
2,057

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
12 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
84

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 25,594
Employee Positions: 
3,846
Prison Budget: 
$ 570,415,701